28 Feb '17, 6am

Internet divided over who to blame for teen's death over Snapchat stunt

Internet divided over who to blame for teen's death over Snapchat stunt

Netizens are divided over who should bear the blame for the death of a teenager in Singapore, who died while attempting a Snapchat stunt. Last Friday, 17-year-old Jonathan Chow wanted his friend to take a Snapchat video of him jumping over a fourth floor railing at a mall. He thought he would hop over the railing and land on a ledge by it. The ledge appeared to be solid, but was instead made of plasterboard. When Chow landed on it, he tore through the flimsy material and plunged down four floors. SEE ALSO: Model dangles from a Dubai skyscraper…all for an Instagram photo "He came up with the idea of doing the stunt. We both thought the ledge was made of concrete, but when he jumped [on it], he fell straight through," his 17-year-old friend Ruth, who was meant to be filming the video told news outlet TODAY. (This surveillance video claims to show Chow jumping over the railin...

Full article: http://mashable.com/2017/02/28/snapchat-stunt-death/

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