As the online news, in order to catch the eyes of the readers and audiences in their first glance, its opening paragraph is well written and straight to the topic. It directly introduces why and where the woman is died, hence, the opening paragraph has made the purpose of the reports to the audiences and readers in a much clearer manner.
There is only one long sentence in the first paragraph and it further introduces the detail information about the woman and the spot where the incident happens, moreover, it also directly quotes the words of the witnesses to prove the authenticity of the news, in order to enhance the convince of the incident.
However, it only simply quotes the words of the witnesses and fails to explain the reason in resulting the incident. The news only quotes the speech of Bernama and Alor Setar Tower management and never intends to explore the fundamental reasons in leading to the sad incident, and it partly emphasizes the dangers of the sports by introducing it, instead of analysing the potential dangers of the facilities brought to the sportsman.
In my opinion, as the online story, it merely delivers the superficial fact to the readers and audiences, other than exploring the fundamental reasons and responsibility of the parties concerned. It intends to cover the truth of the incident by repeatedly describing the dangers of the sports and the height of the tower.
Therefore, as the online news, I think it only writes the fact that the readers and audiences could see, but it completely fails in giving answers to the cause of the incident.
Leigh Dayton,（September 29, 2010）, Australian woman dies when parachute fails to open during BASE jump in Malaysia，http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/australian-woman-dies-when-parachute-fails-to-open-during-base-jump-in-malaysia/story-e6frg6nf-1225931553957