Turkish man dies in fall from roof after falling asleep, passersby catch him
A man, who had fallen asleep on the roof of a building, was caught by passersby who sensed the danger and stretched a tarp, breaking his fall. However, they did not manage to save his life.
Local media reported on July 31 that the shocking incident happened in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir’s Medrese neighborhood.
The man, who was unidentified, had fallen asleep on the roof atop the fifth floor of an apartment building.
Right before the incident, people in the neighborhood noticed he was about to fall from the roof as he dangerously approached the edge.
Shopkeepers found a large tarp nearby and quickly stretched it open to catch him when he fell.
However, local media reported the man died at Ahi Evran University Hospital due to serious spinal injury from the fall.