French tourist falls to his death while taking selfie at Thai waterfall

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A French tourist has died after falling from a 260ft waterfall while trying to take a selfie at Na Mueng 2 waterfall in Thailand.

The 33-year-old man died Thursday afternoon on the resort island of Ko Samui in southern Thailand after he slipped and fell from the waterfall.

Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul of the island’s tourist police said the man was with a friend, Thomas Mechin, when he was trying to take a selfie and then he slipped and fell.

“There are already signs saying ‘No entry’ as the area is quite dangerous. Some tourists may want to get better photos, but it’s quite steep and slippery there and he slipped”, the police officer said.

Rescuers from the Na Mueang Rescue Unit recovered the body of a French tourist from Na Mueang 2 waterfall on the island of Koh Samui.

The man fell from height equivalent to a three-storey building, according to the report.

A Spanish tourist died at the same spot in July this year, AFP news agency reported.

A local police official told AFP that the spot from which the man fell is roped off from visitors.

A study published in India’s Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care shows that 259 people worldwide died between October 2011 and November 2017 while taking selfies.

In October last year, a woman lost her balance while taking a selfie and fell to death from 27th floor of a high-rise building. Watch the video through this link

VIDEO: Woman falls to her death while taking selfie on 27th floor balcony

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