Pravda.ru

News » Hotspots and Incidents

Fan of parkour tragically dies during first lesson

30.05.2012 | Source:

Pravda.Ru

 
Fan of parkour tragically dies during first lesson. 47220.jpeg

A 24-year-old woman died as she jumped from the roof of a 17-storeyed building in Russia's St. Petersburg. The woman was tempted to discover the excitement of a trendy street sport - parkour, Fontanka.Ru said.

The tragedy took place on May 27th at 6:00 a.m. near apartment building No. 8 on Martynovskaya Street. Police officers said that the woman went up to the roof of the building with her older sister. Prior to that the women got acquainted with four young men, who offered them to go out on a roof.

When on the roof, the men started showing the girls their parkour skills. They started jumping from the roof to the protruding eaves. They soon asked the girls to try doing that too. The older sister refused to brave the dangerous trick, but the younger woman made up her mind to take the risk. She jumped to her death.

As soon as the young men realized what had happened, they escaped from the scene.

A similar incident took place in Russia's Krasnodar in 2010. A young man, born in 1989, a big fan of parkour, fell down from the fourth storey of a building under construction and died.

Parkour is a mixture of acrobatics and athletics. The sport appeared in France, but  became popular throughout the world owing to film director Luc Besson. Walking past various obstacles - trees, roofs,parapets - is a bad tone for traceurs. Parkour became especially popular among young people.

 

Popular photos

Most popular

USA realises it has lost Syria and all of the Middle East
USA realises it has lost Syria and all of the Middle East
the Americans have decided to break off all relations with ISIL. Certain representatives in the CIA had tried to manipulate terrorist organisation in the past, but the USA has ended it on state and...
World's healthiest and oldest living people share their secret recipe
World's healthiest and oldest living people share their secret recipe
The valley of the Hunza River on the border between India and Pakistan is known as an "oasis of youth". The life span of the inhabitants of the valley reaches 110-120 years. Those people are hardly...
Рейтинг@Mail.ru Rambler_s_Top100_Service