General News of Friday, 10 September 2021
• A final year student of UEW has reportedly died after he got injured performing backflips
• The deceased identified only as Majeed was said to be celebrating the completion of his final paper
• According to reports, he was an expert gymnast
A final year student of the University of Education Winneba has reportedly died after he suffered a neck injury during a celebration.
According to a report by Myjoyonline.com, the deceased in an ecstatic mood after writing the last of his final papers decided to celebrate the milestone by performing backflips.
In a video sighted by GhanaWeb, the deceased who was in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports, and also said to be an expert in gymnastics, landed on his neck while being cheered on during his celebratory performance.
“Unfortunately, Abdul failed in the stunt during the somersault and landed awkwardly on his neck,” the Myjoyonline report adds.
Having sustained injuries to his neck and spine following the incident, the deceased was reportedly rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for medical attention but he died while receiving treatment.
In reaction to his sad demise, some people on social media expressed shock with others pointing out that Majeed was an expert in gymnastics who loved doing backflips.
A level 400 UEW student fell heavily on his neck whiles celebrating his completion. He’s been referred to korle bu for his spinal cord to be operated on. Ei???? pic.twitter.com/MVsn8PhV3h
— Esi Jollof???????? (@EsiJollof) September 9, 2021
He’s actually an expert in this. Unfortunately something went wrong and he broke his neck pic.twitter.com/ElvuKLG2JH
— Esi Jollof???????? (@EsiJollof) September 10, 2021
He’s passed on, a lovely n calm guy.
— Leè International???????????? (@John_Lee93) September 9, 2021
Something he’s good at killed him hmmmmm pic.twitter.com/mFNdp5rtzR
— Kofi_Aike_United (@Aike69677436) September 10, 2021