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17 year old boy, falls four floors to his death after jumping over a rail at a Singapore shopping mall

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A teenager plunged four floors to his death at a Singapore shopping center while trying to film a social media video.

Leaked CCTV footage shows the moment Jonathan Chow, 17, vaulted over a glass barrier onto a ledge, having asked a friend to film him.

But the ledge was made of plasterboard casing, and could not support his weight, collapsing when he landed on it.

The teenager died in front of a horrified friend, who he had asked to help him make a Snapchat video.

Jonathan, who had studied in Australia but returned to Singapore to complete his national service, died in a linkway between the Orchard Central and Orchard Gateway.

His friend, named Ruth, said ‘We both thought the ledge was made of concrete, but when he jumped, he fell straight through.

‘I knew it was dangerous, but before I could stop him, he already jumped over. I swear I wanted to jump over too but I knew it was too late.’

His last words before he died were: ‘Help me take a Snapchat video and I’ll jump.’

The teenager is seen leaning over the glass barrier before vaulting over it, falling to his death

Father Matthew Chow said: ‘He was a friendly guy, sociable and approachable… he was about to be enlisted for national service and was looking forward to it, but now he won’t be able to serve the nation.’

He said he had visited the shopping centre to discuss safety concerns.

Jonathan regularly filmed his stunts, and was a talented skateboarder, friends said.

Four horrified passers-by tried to save him, but he died in hospital.

Mavis Seow, chief operating officer at the company which owns the centre said: ‘The glass railing along the link bridge is 1.2m high and acts as a safety barrier for members of the public.

‘It also prohibits access to the plasterboard box-up, which is an interior architectural treatment.

‘Together with our building consultants, we are currently reviewing if any other measures, in addition to the glass barrier, are required. In the interim, our security officers will be patrolling the various link bridges at more frequent intervals.’

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AFCON 2021: Rohr task Eagles to do more.

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Super Eagles started their AFCON 2021 qualifier Campaign with a win against Benin on tuesday at Uyo.

The Super Eagle coach Gernot Rohr has laud his team for their effort to ensure a victory after narrowly coming from behind to win 2-1 victory against Benin.

Nigeria is currently sitting first in group L, after Lesotho and Sierra Leone played out a 1-1 draw at the Siaka Stevens Stadium.

Goals from Lille tailsman Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu sealed the victory for the eagles.

Rohr believes his team has the potential to win all their matches as they visit the Crocodiles of Lesotho on sunday to continue their impressive start.

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Activities paralyzed as Hong Kong unrest hikes

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Hundreds of Hong kong protester has paralyzed today’s activities by forcing closure of bussiness hubs and institutions amid a mark of aggravated violence.

Local news says, a handful number of the Anti-govenment protesters occupied roads in the Central business district, home to some of the world’s most expensive real estate, during their lunch hour.

Protesters have torched vehicles and buildings, hurled petrol bombs at police stations and trains and vandalized prime shopping malls over the past week in some of the worst violence seen in more than five months of unrest.

Many were dressed in office attire and wore the now-banned face masks as they marched down a major thoroughfare that connects luxury shopping malls and glittering skyscrapers.

Hundreds of protesters also set up barricades near a popular shopping mall in the eastern part of Hong Kong island, dragging traffic cones and orange gates to block roads.

Some held up signs reading “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time” and “Stand with Hong Kong”, slogans that have become rallying calls for the protest movement.

Across the harbor, black-clad protesters and university students maintained their blockades of major roads, including the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel that links Hong Kong island to the Kowloon area, and a highway between Kowloon and the rural New Territories.

Police fired tear gas near the tunnel early on Thursday to try to clear the protesters. Roads were strewn with bricks and other debris, leading to widespread traffic jams.

Thousands of students barricaded themselves inside campuses at several universities overnight, preparing stockpiles of food, bricks, petrol bombs and other make-do weapons as they hunkered down.

Dozens of riot police gathered outside several universities early on Thursday as students fortified their positions with metal poles, bricks and chairs.

At Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University, near the Kowloon entrance of the Cross Harbour tunnel, hundreds of students wearing gas masks readied for confrontations with police.

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