A final year student of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) in Ghana, Abdul Majeed Sani has died after he suffered an injury while backflipping after his final exams.
According to JoyNews, Sani was a known gymnast with the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports who has represented the school at competitions performing various complicated manoeuvres.
But on Tuesday, the deceased suffered a severe injury to his spine while backflipping to celebrate the completion of his undergraduate programme on campus.
A video obtained by JoyNews shows the moment Sani failed in the stunt during the somersault and landed awkwardly on his neck, bringing the celebratory mood to an abrupt halt.
The final year student was reportedly rushed to the Trauma and Specialist Hospital in Winneba for treatment, before he was subsequently transferred to a health facility in Accra where he is said to have died on Thursday.
Watch the video below:
KanyiDaily had also reported how a final year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) was shot dead by a rival cult group during the school’s carnival.