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Selfie fever: Five tourists fall off cliff while taking pictures of themselves in Goa

Panaji: Five tourists were injured, two of them severely, when they fell off a cliff while clicking selfies at Anjuna village here.

Goa police have asked a sub-divisional magistrate to record the statement of two of the women who were seriously injured in the incident and admitted to hospital.

Representative image. Reuters

Representative image. Reuters

The five persons fell off the cliff on February 22 when the gate of the railing on which they were leaning opened, police said.

The incident occurred near the hillside cottages where the tourists were staying.

"Two women fell on their back on a stone and are currently admitted in a private hospital. The doctors have said that they might be paralysed for life," police inspector Paresh Naik told PTI on Thursday.

The three others were discharged after primary treatment, he said.

"The family members of the two women have refused to file any formal police complaint, but we have requested sub-divisional magistrate to record their statements," Naik said.

Police refused to divulge the names of the women, but said that all those injured in the incident are in their late 20s.


Published Date: Mar 03, 2016 16:00 PM | Updated Date: Mar 03, 2016 16:06 PM