Foreign

Couple Fell And Died ‘While Taking Selfie’

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr
Download mp3 mp4


An Indian who fell to their deaths in California’s Yosemite National Park was apparently taking a selfie, according to a family member and media reports.

Vishnu Viswanath, 29 and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, died last week after falling from Taft Point — a popular overlook at the park that does not have a railing — and their bodies were recovered by park rangers on Thursday.

Viswanath’s brother told local media in India that he believes the couple were taking a selfie when the tragedy happened.

The pair, who lived in the , were travel enthusiasts and had a blog called “Holidays and HappilyEverAfters” that chronicled their adventures.

In a recent Instagram post, Moorthy posted a photo of her sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon and reflected about the “daredevilry” of taking pictures from dangerous locations.

“Is our life worth just one photo?” she wrote.

Authorities said park officials were investigating the deaths and the probe could take several days.

The couple fell almost 800 feet (245 meters) in an area surrounded by steep terrain and rescuers had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies.

Some 259 people have died worldwide in recent years while taking selfies, according to a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care.

Most of the deaths took place in India where 159 selfie deaths have been reported since 2011, the study said.

Link up on..

Adelowo Adegboyega

A writer, political analyst and journalist who believes in journalism for the advancement of the society ONLY.
Link up on..
TalkGlitz on Twitter

CLICK HERE To Receive Updates On WhatsApp

HOTTEST FOREIGN SONGS

Joyner Lucas - Devil's Work

Wiley, Sean Paul, Stefflon Don - "Boasty" ft. Idris Elba

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - "I Don't Care"

Blueface - "Thotiana (Remix)" ft. Cardi B

J. Cole - Middle Child

Lil Dicky - Earth

21 Savage - "a lot" ft. J. Cole

HOTTEST NAIJA SONGS

Fireboy DML - Jealous

Sarz - Good Morning Riddim

Mercy Chinwo - Excess Love

Burna Boy - Dangote

Olamide - Oil And Gas

Simi - Ayo

DJ Neptune ft. Davido - "Demo"

Adekunle Gold - Mama

Cuppy - "Abena" Ft. Kwesi Arthur, Shaydee & Ceeza Milli

TOP PICKS 🔥

5 Key Reasons For Visa Rejection

Top Mistakes To Avoid During A Visa Interview

7 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Stay Motivated

5 Beneifts Of Using Technology To Drive Your Business

Recession In Nigeria: Possible Ways To Survive In Business & Trade

Join our Telegram Group

1 Comment

  1. Amplify Media Reply

    lol. very funny… all in the name of taking selfie. nawa oo

Write A Comment