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German woman falls off a cliff in Sri Lanka while trying to take a selfie

November 12, 2018
 

Photo: AFP

A German tourist died on Sunday after stumbling off a cliff in Sri Lanka while taking a selfie, reported DW.

The 35-year-old woman was taking pictures with her friend when she fell off the World’s End, a sheer cliff about 4,000 feet high.

The Sri Lankan army and volunteers recovered the body after a six-hour search involving air support and climbing.

Related: 16-year-old drowns in Gujranwala while taking a selfie

World’s End is located in the Horton Plains National Park in central Sri Lanka and is one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions.

In 2015, a Dutch man on honeymoon with his wife fell off the World’s End while taking a selfie and miraculously survived when a tree broke his fall 50 metres down the cliff.

A study published this year found there have 259 selfie-related deaths globally between 2011 and 2017.

 
 
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