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Young man plunges 50 feet to his death at skyscraper building site on night out with friends.



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A man who vanished on a night out plunged to his death at a city skyscraper construction site, a distraught friend has revealed.

Sam Clarke disappeared on a New Year’s Eve night out in London, prompting a desperate search for him.

Tragically his body was found in a ‘deep trench’ by workers on a site in Canary Wharf, east London, yesterday morning.

Sam’s friend Jack Armstrong revealed that he had been with a group at the Indigo at the o2 music venue in Greenwich before becoming separated from friends.

In a heartbreaking Facebook post, he wrote: “I would like to thank everyone for the messages of support and shares.

“Unfortunately it’s bad news, as Sam passed away (he was the body found at Canary Wharf this morning). We all his friends and all family are absolutely distraught, R.I.P Sam, God bless”

Sam is believed to be from St Albans in Hertfordshire.

Pal Nessa Rawlinson wrote: “Sleep peacefully Sam. Your friends wont forget you x”

And Aimi Davey wrote: “So sad, he went to school with my son they were the same age. So young! My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP SAM x”

Magdalena Jovanovic posted: “What a beautiful young man . Such tragic news for all those close to him. RIP”

And Alex Williams wrote: “So sorry to hear about his passing, not a bad word about the guy from when we went to school together… thoughts are with the family and friends.”

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told Mirror Online today: “The death isn’t being treated as suspicious.”

One construction worker claimed his body “could have been here a few days” before it was discovered shortly before 9am.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed yesterday: “We were called at 8.46am to reports of a body found. The body of a man was found after falling into a deep trench.

“He was pronounced dead at scene. His death is being treated as unexplained and he is not believed to be a member of the construction team.”

Police said the man’s body has yet to be recovered from the site.

Speaking from the scene of the tragedy this morning, a construction worker told report that “They found a dead body.

“It could have been here a few days by the sound of it.”

An ambulance crew attended the scene, along with a hazardous area response team, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said.

A LAS spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.52am to Bank Street, Tower Hamlets to reports of a person fallen from height.

“We sent our Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew to the scene.

Canary Wharf is a busy business district, with numerous skyscrapers – including the second tallest building in the UK, One Canada Square.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said the incident occurred at the site of a building under construction.

He added: “A man had fallen approximately 50 feet.


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Salah withdraws from Egypt Squad



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Egypt Football Federation has leave out Mohammed Salah on the upcoming AFCON qualifiers match with Kenya due to injury worries.

Egypt were grouped with kenya, Togo, Comoros in Group G, football fans has tipped Egypt to top the group due to their attacking threat.

The Egyptian talisman has now been ruled out of the upcoming AFCON qualifiers after due assessment by Egypt’s medical team.

The physios believe the Liverpool star’s injury, which was sustained from a challenge by Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury earlier last month, has been aggravated during the clash against Manchester City and needed time to heal.

The Egyptian frontman will miss the two matches scheduled this week.

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Groups criticise Kenya’s census figures



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Groups has criticised the released Kenya’s population census figures stating that the results are not accurate.

It found that the total population of the country is now 47.6 million, nine million more than in 2009.

But some regions have experienced a decrease in population.

These outcomes can be hugely controversial because the size of the local population has important implications for the level of government funding they receive.

Kenya’s population is made up of many different ethnic groups, closely aligned to competing political parties.

The government has yet to release all the data on the ethnic composition of the country, but the changes in population in certain regions from this latest census have already caused arguments.

The outcome of such surveys can embolden or weaken claims made by groups for political representation or resources.

In one area of the north-east territories bordering Ethiopia and Somalia, the census indicates a decrease in the population, prompting local political leaders looking to retain funding for their provinces to question the veracity of the survey

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