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Boy (14) out of danger after a serious fall in old warehouse, the mayor shall take measures
Bruges, The 14-year-old boy who last night through the roof of a warehouse fell and a fall of 6.5 metres made is recovering. That confirms his dad. “The state of M. in view of the circumstances relatively well, but he is still in intensive care.” It is the second similar incident in Bruges in 4 months time. Bruges ' mayor Dirk De fauw is thinking about an awareness-raising campaign in the future to prevent accidents.

14-year-old M. was yesterday around 17: 30 with two friends on the roof crawled inside of an old warehouse of the city at the height of the Rozendal and Groenestraat, in the centre of Bruges. The boy lives near the place of the happening. Suddenly collapsed he by a corrugated sheet on the roof and fell 6,5 m down. His two friends called emergency services and remained on them waiting for them to give instructions where the boy is about lag. The fire brigade with their special climbing team to free him. Then, the MOSQUITO-doctors him the most pressing concerns. Although the state of M. immediately after his fall, there initially seriously looked and the boy criticism seemed improved, his condition quickly in the hospital. Last night, he was already out of danger. Because the facts were clearly stated that the parquet is not an expert.

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The teenager was after his crash to be included in the AZ Sint-Jansziekenhuis and is still there. “His condition is stable but his injuries are still serious,” says his dad. “M. is still in intensive care and will need to be followed. He walked a few breaks on and wait a longer rehabilitation. About what he did on that roof, I will later have with him. His recovery is now the most important thing.”


The Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw, regrets the facts. “Let it be clear that that shed forbidden site was for everyone and that young people there were not allowed to,” he says. “There is a reason that shed for years leegstaat and actually wait on the demolition. The situation is certainly not secure. I can only hope that that boy good by and has no second such stunt out of it. It alarmed us that this is already the second identical incident in Bruges, in four months time. Also in december fell a young man in a corrugated iron on a shed in the Pathoekeweg. He was there on the roof to get nice photos.”

“I will now consult with our prevention service and the youth service to have something around to do. I think in the direction of a preventiefilmpje that we can spread through social media and in which we the young people can raise awareness. At that age, they would still need to know that such stunts are dangerous, and that a corrugated iron very brittle. And if they were to cool to take photos, there are certainly enough alternatives. As a native of bruges, for example, just about everywhere free of charge. For example, the roof of the concert hall is accessible and there photos can be taken. There are plenty of places in Bruges to that on a safe way to do it.”

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