A German tourist has died in Peru after falling from the top of Machu Picchu.
“I’m going to jump in the air – take a photo for me as a memory,” Paps said before he died.
Paps is said to have tumbled about 650 feet at Machu Picchu, falling into a deep abyss.
Prior to his death, the tourist had entered a forbidden area of the mountain that had security barriers to prevent people from coming in.
The tourist’s remains have been removed from Machu Picchu and will be returned to his country.
The famous tourist destination that was once known as a beautiful site is now becoming known as a dangerous death trap.
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