Updated April 11, 2021, 3:16 pm.
- Eight people celebrated an illegal closing ceremony in an Antwerp hotel.
- When the police arrived to disperse the gathering, a 21-year-old man fled from the window.
- His downfall was fatal.
In Belgium, a participant in an illegal lockdown party died while fleeing police officers. The local prosecutor said Sunday that when officials arrived to disperse a gathering of eight at an Antwerp hotel, the 21-year-old jumped out the window and fell to death. The authority has launched investigations into the “tragic accident.”
Resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful
Consequently, police attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful. The other party’s guests also tried to hide from the officials, who were summoned to the hotel after complaints of noise pollution.
at Belgium Strict communication restrictions are in place in order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Participants and organizers of illegal parties face fines ranging from 750 to 4,000 euros.
Antwerp Mayor Bart de Weaver was shocked. “The death of a person of this age makes us think seriously about the effects of long periods of lockdown on mental health, especially among young people,” Bilga news agency quoted him as saying. (ff / dpa)
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