Colombo (November 12, 2018): A 35-year-old woman fell off a 4,000-feet (1,200-meter) high cliff trying to take a selfie in Sri Lanka.
Woman was taking pictures with her friend when she fell off the World’s End, a sheer cliff about 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) high.
The Sri Lankan army and volunteers recovered the body after a six-hour search involving air support and climbing.
World’s End is located in Horton Plains National Park in central Sri Lanka and is one of the Indian Ocean island’s biggest tourists attractions. The tragedy is the latest in a string of deadly selfie attempts worldwide.A study published this year found there have 259 selfie-related deaths globally between 2011 and 2017.
The researchers recommended creating “no selfie zones” in tourist hot spots, especially at water bodies, mountain peaks and tall buildings.
In 2017, Sri Lankan authorities announced they would start arresting people taking selfies on train tracks after several deaths occurred as people tried to take the perfect picture in front of oncoming trains.