A pair of 19-year-old students at Temple University were injured early Saturday after falling from the roof of a building while taking selfies, police said.
Both of the women were hospitalized after the fall, with one of the students in critical but stable condition, according to Philadelphia news station WPVI. She sustained multiple undisclosed injuries.
The other student experienced ankle and leg injuries.
The teenagers had been at a party at an off-campus apartment building when they fell from the rooftop, according to authorities.
Officers from both the Temple University and Philadelphia police units responded to the scene of the incident at around 2 a.m.
Temple University’s main campus is in North Philadelphia. The university’s police department is leading an investigation into the incident.
Neither student involved in the fall has been identified by authorities.
“There’s not enough room blocking you from falling off, so if you’re drinking and you run right into it, it’s really easy to slip right off because it only comes to like a little halfway between your knee and hip,” another student, Arnav Johri, told WPVI of the roof.
Residents of the area, meanwhile, told the TV outlet that students have continued to congregate in the neighborhood for parties despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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