East Rand man dies after mall prank
Johannesburg - A man has died after slipping from the balcony of a parking structure at Stoneridge Shopping centre on the East Rand, paramedics said on Saturday.
Late on Friday night the man climbed over the railing of the balcony - apparently in jest - but lost his grip and fell 15m, said Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks in a statement.
"Paramedics arrived at the scene to find him in a critical condition, having sustained multi-system traumatic injuries."
Attempts to revive the man failed, and he later succumbed to his injuries.