Man Plummets To His Death At Taj Mahal Because He Was Taking A Selfie

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A Japanese tourist fell to his death attempting to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal, adding to a long list of selfie-attempts resulting in injury and even death.

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This is a public service announcement to stop taking selfies.

Instead of enjoying the majestic view, a Japanese tourist fell to his death attempting to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal.

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Eyewitness Sagar Singh told the BBC that 66-year-old Hideto Ueda and his colleague were posing for a selfie at the Royal Gate when the pair fell down the stairs. The unidentified colleague only suffered a leg fracture, but Ueda lost consciousness during the fall and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

"A postmortem was carried out and the cause of death is heart attack. We have duly informed the Japanese Embassy about the unfortunate incident,” Agra Police official Sushant Gaur told the AFP. 

With the global epidemic of deadly selfie-snapping on the rise thanks to our narcissistic, social media-obsessed culture, let this be a lesson to all selfie-shooters that no selfie is really that worth the risk. 

Read more: Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself In The Head While Taking A Selfie

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