Teenager Falls To His Death Trying To Take A Selfie

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A Russian teenager tragically fell nine floors to his death, as onlookers filmed the ten-minute ordeal.

The young man, who was identified by local media as Tamerlan A died immediately on impact with the ground after struggling to pull himself to safety.

Some say the 19-yer-old was on the roof to take a selfie, while others claim he has climbed the nine floors to commit suicide, but changed his mind.

The Sun reports that a friend of the teenager said, ‘He argued with his girlfriend before climbing onto the roof,’ adding, ‘I reckon maybe he just wanted to scare her and I certainly don’t think he wanted to commit suicide. But by the time he slipped, it was too late.’

Witnesses were visibly upset by the fatal accident, which happened in the town of Novy Urengoy in north central Russia.

It does beg the question, could the person filming not have aided the boy in some way, rather than capture his tragic death on camera to share with the world?


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.