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Branson's 'close call' with falling metal bar


NEW DELHI: British wealthy person Richard Branson just lately had a "very close call" whilst unveiling Virgin Trains USA’s new emblem identity. Virgin Trains USA is the most recent addition to the family of Virgin Group of companies.

The founding father of Virgin Group took to micro-blogging web page Twitter on Tuesday and posted a video of the incident and wrote: "Had a close call with a falling banner and a metal bar at the @VirginMiaCntrl unveiling…"


The metal bar and banner overlooked the 68-year-old businessman via a couple of inches and it appears no one was injured when the coincidence happened at Virgin MiamiCentral Station in Florida. In the video, Branson will also be noticed holding strings and the instant he releases it, each the bar and banner comes down.




The trade tycoon shared the details of the coincidence on his company's website, calling it "close shave 77". "From where the crowd was standing it looked absolutely fine, but from my angle it was a very close call indeed!" he mentioned.


At the time of scripting this tale, the video shared on Twitter has been viewed greater than 40,000 occasions.


This is not the primary time that the Virgin Group founder had witnessed a horrifying state of affairs. Branson, in his autobiography, indexed "75 close shaves" which he had skilled. Recalling "close call 76", he mentioned that it had took place "when Hurricane Irma hit" and "one tonne (heavy) bath flew and crashed right where" the businessman was sitting.


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