TikToker Kubra Dogan, 23, falls to death from rooftop while filming sunset
The 23-year-old Dogan died when she fell from the ninth floor after sheet panels on the rooftop gave way
A 23-year-old woman fell to her death from a building on Friday, August 20, while shooting for a TikTok video. Kubra Dogan from Turkey died after climbing the roof of a building to film the sunset. As per reports, Kubra was visiting her cousin Helen, 16, at her family's apartment in Istanbul, when they decided to go to the roof and shoot videos for TikTok.
The girls spent some time on the rooftop making videos and taking photographs before Kubra plunged to her death. Her cousin, Helen, was shooting when the tragedy struck. According to reports, the deceased woman first posed for the camera while sitting on the edge of the roof, but then soon stepped down onto a lower part of the building. As she reached the lower part, a loud crunching sound was heard and Kubra tumbled about 50 meters through the plastic panel.
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The rest of the family was soon alerted by Kubra’s cousin, and they called emergency services for help. But she was announced dead. Her death has left her family devastated. They are also thinking of suing the contractor who installed the sheets on the roof. Kubra’s uncle Nebi Dogan was quoted as saying by local media, “There is a big flaw in the contractor there. As soon as the girl puts her foot, it breaks and (she) falls to the ground from the 9th floor.”
Esenyurt'ta, kuzeniyle çatıya çıkarak video çeken 23 yaşındaki Kübra Doğan, plastik panelin çökmesiyle yaklaşık 50 metreden aşağı düşerek hayatını kaybetti. #tiktokteroru #zkusağı #esenyurt #kaza #FreedomDay #cumartesi#Kubradogan #videougruna #genclikpic.twitter.com/hYwUrfTuWo— Günün_videosu :film_projector: (@gunun_videosu) August 21, 2021
Meanwhile, reports said her body will be given to her family for final rites after an autopsy. The probe into the matter is on.
In another unrelated incident, a man fell to his death while doing a body flip during a rock concert. The man has been identified as 46-year-old Ian Matthew Crystal, who also died on Friday, after he tried flipping at Citi Field in Queens, New York, during a Dead & Company concert, police sources said. The insider added: “He attempted a body flip, fell, and landed on the balcony below.”
It has been said Crystal, who was the CEO of a liquor company, died after he landed on the balcony from about 30-50 feet in height and hit his head. His stunt went wrong during the intermission of the band’s concert -- which featured former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, and John Mayer -- at around nine in the night. He was soon rushed to the New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Detective Sophia Mason, a spokesperson from the New York Police Department, said the man’s wounds were “consistent with a fall from an elevated position.” Meanwhile, Crystal’s friends and acquaintances remembered him as a “good dude”. “Good dude, quiet. We never had an issue with him. He was a cool guy. He was healthy. He was always working out. I remember every morning when I would come in, I’d see him running,” Forty-year-old Juan Torres said. A friend of Crystal added that he “was always down for the next adventure or for a long conversation that could go deep or off the rails in the best way. Left a long list of people that will miss you.”