Teen dies after fourth-floor fall at maths competition

2019-05-03 12:46
Matei Paraschiv. (Photo: CENTRALEUROPEANNEWS/WWW.MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

Matei Paraschiv. (Photo: CENTRALEUROPEANNEWS/WWW.MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

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A 13-year-old math genius died after plunging from a fourth-floor bannister while racing to get his results after taking part in a maths competition.

Matei Paraschiv from Transylvania in Romania was sliding down a handrail on the stairs at Hotel Rusca, where competitors in the national maths Olympiad were staying, to make his way down to the ground floor where his results were being announced.

Reports state that Paraschiv became distracted and fell 11m from the fourth-floor bannister to the floor below – in front of his fellow competitors.

When paramedics arrived, the boy was unconscious and reportedly had several fractures to his skill.

Paraschiv was then rushed to the hospital in Timisoara where he underwent emergency surgery.

Sadly, the boy succumbed to his injuries.

“Unfortunately, the medical staff from Timisoara said that the 13-year-old boy has died,” a statement released by the Hunedoara County Police read.

Paraschiv, who was attending the competition with his father, won third prize at the Olympiad and would have received a bronze medal in front of Romania’s minister of education.

The youngster was reportedly one of the top students at his school, Vasile Alecsandri National College.

Matei Paraschiv

His classmates are said to be in shock after hearing about his tragic death. An investigation has reportedly been launched into the incident.

Source: Magazine Features

Pictures: CENTRALEUROPEANNEWS/WWW.MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA

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