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Young man dies after falling off roof in Hyvinkää

The victim and two companions had reportedly gone to the apartment building's rooftop to sunbathe early Monday morning.

Image: Emilia Malin / Yle

A young man died early Monday morning after falling off the roof of an apartment building in Hyvinkää. Alcohol reportedly played a factor in the incident but police said they do not suspect foul play.

Local police said the man, who was born in 1994, had gone to the roof of a building on Riihimäenkatu to sunbathe at about 6:30 AM. Police said they have interviewed a man and woman who were with the victim at the time of the accident.

Before he fell, police said the victim had jumped from one section of rooftop to a lower roof, a distance of about two metres. When the man landed, police said, he lost his balance and fell off the building.

Police are encouraging people who may have information about the incident to contact police in Hyvinkää, located some 60 km north of Finland's capital, Helsinki.

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