16-Year-Old College Student in Tragic Selfie Accident

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.04 - 2023 10:04 AM CET

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16-Year-Old College Student in Tragic Selfie Accident.

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In a harrowing incident in St. Petersburg, Russia, a 16-year-old college student suffered a severe fall while attempting to take a selfie.

The accident occurred at the 'Floors' exhibition center, a well-known building on Ligovsky Prospekt, a major thoroughfare in the city.

According to Fontanka, the incident, which took place around six in the evening, was reported by witnesses to the Agency for Journalistic Investigations (AJI) on December 4th.

The teenager, in a bid to capture the perfect selfie, reportedly leaned too far over the railing of a third-floor terrace and lost his balance, resulting in a fall to the ground.

Emergency services rushed the young man to Children's Hospital No. 22. He arrived with multiple injuries and was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

Medical staff at the hospital described his condition as extremely critical.

This tragic event has sparked an investigation and highlights the dangers of risky behavior, particularly among youth, in pursuit of social media engagement.

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