Teen slips taking selfie on Europe's tallest building, falls 86 floors

The teen was visiting the building's sky-high skating rink with his father. Photo / Getty Images
The teen was visiting the building's sky-high skating rink with his father. Photo / Getty Images

A teenager fell to his death from the 86th floor of Europe's tallest building after reportedly slipping while he was taking a selfie.

The 18-year-old, named only as Alexander Sh, landed on a Mercedes G-Wagen parked below the OKO skyscraper in Moscow.

Russian reports gave two versions over the student's tragic fall from close to a skating rink high above the Russian capital.

As well as the selfie version of events, when he fell, others suggested that he had a furious row with his father before running to a rooftop helicopter pad and falling off.

The OKO - meaning The Eye - is currently the tallest in Europe, at a height of 354 metres.
A source from Moscow emergency service: "A young man - 18 years old - fell from the 86th floor of the OKO tower in Moscow City.

"He fell right on a Mercedes car that was left in the outdoor parking lot.

"One of the versions of what happened is that he tried to take a selfie.

"According to the building's security, the young man had been with his father at the skating rink."

The sky-high skating rink is a glittering new attraction located in a skyscraper district known as Moscow City.

The OKO block includes offices and residential accommodation and is one of the most sought after addresses in the city.

Entry to the rink costs around £40, and the ice covers an area of 420 square metres.

- Daily Mail

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