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17 Year Old Russian Student Dies After Trying to take Selfie on Rooftop

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A 17-year-old student in Russia died after attempting to take a selfie on a 9th floor rooftop.

According to Mirror, the teenager climbed to the top of a building in Vologda, Russia, with a friend one evening last week with the intention of taking a photo of himself dangling off the tall building.

The report states:

Armed with rope and his phone, he approached the edge of the rooftop in the fading light and lowered himself over it. But seconds later, the rope gave way and he plummeted nine floors.

Although several bushes below the rooftop cushioned the boy’s fall, he suffered extensive and severe injuries.

He was rushed to a hospital in eastern Russia’s Vologda Oblast region, where he died around two hours later.

Although local media have not identified the boy by name, they have provided links to his Instagram page, on which he used the handle ‘drewsssik’ and often posted images of himself in high-risk situations.

These include snaps of him posing on rooftops, and balancing on steel girders on the top of buildings.

Photo Credit: Mirror

18 Comments

  1. ATL's finest

    September 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Awww Selfie gone wrong! RIP to him

  2. Queenie

    September 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Idiot.

    • ATL's finest

      September 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      @ Queenie have mercy on U!!! The way u wrote the “Idiot” lol pray for his soul..

  3. dantob

    September 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Russians are notorious for “selfie” deaths

  4. Mizzy

    September 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    How foolish bt rest in peace boy…. dis shuld b a lesson to al dt luv taking risky selfies

  5. Miss_Flygerian

    September 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    All for a goddamn selfie? Very irresponsible. Maybe now that he’s in his afterlife, he’ll refrain from such dangerous activities.

  6. Queenie

    September 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Stupid dude.

  7. girlie

    September 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    some pple re yet to understand d very essence of life.der re some certain silly circumstances l can’t lmagine myself dying in..l hope u’ll take a beta selfie wherever u re..RIP..6ft tins on point!

  8. Darwin Award

    September 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    natural selection.

  9. Miss Pee

    September 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Teenage boys and their escapades! smh! maybe death was calling him

  10. Ije

    September 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Shey it’s this selfie business? Ok now. Make we dey look dey go.

  11. nunulicious

    September 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    hahahahahaha. hahahahaha!

  12. PurpleiciousBabe

    September 30, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Am I wrong to burst out laughing..
    OF all the things to die for??? Selfie for who?
    If you want to do dangerous things you better have at least a team behind you. x

  13. ardnas

    September 30, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    The boy should be given a very resounding slap by a Yoruba mum, I think it’s called Ifoti/Abara (not sure)…learnt those slaps has a way of resetting ones thinking faculty. The slap will ensure he is in his best behaviour in his after life. I won’t surprised to hear the parent puting the blame on themselves, calling it attention-needed-syndrome or one name like that and how they weren’t there for him. SMH…FOOLISH BOY!

  14. FINALLY FINALLY

    September 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    selfie of life rip

  15. one

    October 1, 2015 at 8:54 am

    @finally finally that should be selfie of death, white teens and the dumb stunts they pull. Smh

  16. nestradamus

    October 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    when the devil is calling…be mindful of answering his call!

  17. olamilekan

    November 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    rest in peace shall

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