30 Jan '18, 8am

Singapore Teen said to have died in a 12-storey fall while playing The Floor is Lava

A popular game for any kid (and even the kids at heart) has turned deadly, as reports reveal that a teenager has fallen to his death thanks to the mechanics of “The Floor is Lava.” In a report from Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao , 16-year-old Ng Jun Hui was playing The Floor is Lava with his friends on the evening of January 23 when the game went awry. He mistakenly leapt off the building and plunged to his death 12 storeys below. Police declared his time of death at 12:30 in the morning. What is The Floor is Lava anyway? This physical game is similar to hide-and-seek, but involves a condition where the players cannot get into contact with the floor. Perhaps Ng, in his bid to get away from the floor of the balcony, leapt too far and was unable to save himself when he went over the railing. The game is very popular with teenagers, especially in the United States. There are...

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