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UKRAINE NEWS” Ukrainian ‘parkour’ teen, 16, falls 26 storeys to his death

Teenager tries to show his skills to girlfriend but misjudges his strength and falls to his death

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A 16-year-old boy has plunged 26 storeys to his death during a parkour session in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Dnipropetrovsk. The accident happened when the teenager was showing off his skills to his girlfriend.

The sport requires participants to jump and climb across buildings. Dnipropetrovsk police said the young boy was warned of the dangers of by officers when he was spotted trying out the sport.

Inna Tarasenko, senior police inspector: “Previously police officers tried to talk him out of the activity when they saw him on the roof of a trolley. But this was not enough for him. He wanted to show off to girls, wanted to show them something interesting and in the end this accident happened.”

Parkour was founded in France in the early 1990s, it involves acrobatics and athletics.

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