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Viral video: Reporter says she tried to contact a dead man for comment

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 20, 2019, 2:27 pm IST
Updated : Sep 20, 2019, 2:27 pm IST

In a video, she said: 'We tried to reach out to the man who died in this pursuit. They were unavailable for comment. Back to you.'

Sara Welch of KTLA news station, made the gaffe on air saying that she reportedly tried to contact a man who died in a police chase, but he was 'unavailable for comment'. (Photo: Screengrab)
 Sara Welch of KTLA news station, made the gaffe on air saying that she reportedly tried to contact a man who died in a police chase, but he was 'unavailable for comment'. (Photo: Screengrab)

California: An old video of a US news reporter recently resurfaced on Twitter and has gone viral. Sara Welch of KTLA news station, made the gaffe on air saying that she reportedly tried to contact a man who died in a police chase, but he was 'unavailable for comment'.

In a video, she said: "We tried to reach out to the man who died in this pursuit. They were unavailable for comment. Back to you."

Minutes later, netizens started trolling the reporter for the gaffe. A person with a username @yashar posted that video from his account with a caption: "When I say I nearly passed out from laughing..."

People on social media are trolling Welch for making an insensitive comment while covering the news.

"It would've been weirder if he actually gave a comment," one user tweeted.

Another user wrote on twitter: "This just proves these people just read what's in front of them without thinking." "If you died laughing she might interview you," another tweet read.

Tags: viral video, sara welch, twitter, troll
Location: United States, California
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