Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a Turkish woman falls to her death when a roofing sheet breaks while filming a sunset video for TikTok.
Kubra Dogan, 23, was visiting her cousin Helen M., 16, at her family apartment in the district of Esenyurt in the Turkish province of Istanbul at around 7.30pm on 20th August when the incident took place.
According to the news site Haberler, the two cousins decided to go to the roof to watch the sunset and shoot TikTok videos.
After spending a while on the roof taking photos, a roofing sheet gave way under Kubra’s weight and she suddenly plummeted from the roof and fell about 50 metres (164 feet) into a well.
In the footage, the victim is seen sitting on the edge of the roof before the roofing sheet is heard breaking and the woman disappears from view in front of her stunned teen cousin.
Helen immediately went to inform her family of the incident and the emergency services were called to the scene, however, paramedics could only confirm the 23-year-old woman’s death.
According to the news site Sabah, Kubra’s family plan to sue the roofing contractor who installed the sheets on the roof.
Meanwhile, Kubra’s body will be handed over to her family for burial following an autopsy.
The investigation is ongoing.