By Alexandria San Juan
A young man died when he fell from the fifth floor down to the ground floor of a shopping mall in Quezon City Saturday afternoon.
Sketchy reports from Quezon City Police District’s (QCPD) Masambong Police Station (PS-2) said the victim is a senior high school student from Barangay Bago Bantay.
According to some witnesses at the Annex Building of the mall, they heard a loud thud past 5:30 p.m.
Upon checking, they saw the victim’s body already hanging on the escalator railing at the ground floor.
Police, based on the impact, said the victim might have jumped off from the fifth floor.
Emergency responders of the mall rushed the victim to Quezon City General Hospital but he was declared dead by the attending physician at around 6:20 p.m.
In a statement posted by the mall management, it said that a joint investigation with the Quezon City police is now ongoing.