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Failed car stunt kills student in East Kalimantan

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 4, 2018   /   08:52 pm
Failed car stunt kills student in East Kalimantan A student from a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Berau regency, East Kalimantan, has died after a truck drove over him in an attempted stunt that went horribly wrong. (shutterstock/-)

A student from a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Berau regency, East Kalimantan, has died after a truck drove over him in an attempted stunt that went horribly wrong.

The stunt was part of a graduation event at the pesantren, in which six students lay down on the ground next to each other and had a truck driven over them by a classmate.

Berau Police chief Adj. Comr. Abdul Rivai told tribunnews.com on Friday that the police had summoned six witnesses in the case, adding that investigators would conduct a case screening to decide whether the student’s death had been caused by negligence.

The police have also secured footage of the incident from a TV station, Abdul said.

The six students first carried out the stunt with a motorcycle, which went on without incident, prompting them to raise the stakes by using a pickup truck, witnesses said.

After the truck drove over all six students, only four were able to stand back up.

Rangga and another student, Jodi, were unconscious and rushed to a nearby hospital.

"Rangga died at the hospital," Abdul said.

Amir, a resident who watched the entire debacle, claimed that many of the teenagers witnessing the event had "covered their eyes" because they were terrified.

"How can a graduation event include a stunt like that?" Amir said. (mos/ahw)