Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.Photo: Google Maps
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured after falling from the roof of a building in Yau Ma Tei, in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district, on Tuesday.

HK01.com reports that a boy surnamed Singh, of Indian ethnicity, was found lying in his school uniform on the patio of Man Wah Building, on Yau Ma Tei’s Man Ying Street, at around 8pm.

The boy was found in a semi-conscious state with blood covering his body and evidence of serious bone fractures. He was sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for resuscitation.

It is understood that four boys and three girls – all ethnically non-Chinese – had gathered on the building’s roof, on the 19th floor. Sing Tao Daily reports that the boy who fell was practicing Parkour, a gymnastic-style activity that involves running, climbing and vaulting around various obstacles.

In doing so, he lost his balance and fell. His fall was broken by a number of air-conditioning units before he landed on a tin-plated rooftop and rebounded to the patio.

It is understood that visitors need passwords to enter the building but that none of the students lived there. There was also no lighting on the rooftop.

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