SELF­IES BLAMED AS TWO TOURISTS FALL TO DEATHS

Ottawa Citizen - - WORLD -

LIS­BON, POR­TU­GAL Au­thor­i­ties say a Bri­tish and an Aus­tralian tourist plunged to their deaths in a coastal town while re­port­edly tak­ing self­ies from a wall over­look­ing the beach.

The Cor­reio da Manha news­pa­per re­ported Tues­day that the tourists’ bod­ies were found on a beach in Ericera, around 40 kilo­me­tres north of Lis­bon, along with mo­bile phones, wal­lets and other pos­ses­sions.

Rui Pereira da Terra, a cap­tain with the lo­cal naval author­ity, told broad­caster TVI that au­thor­i­ties be­lieve the cou­ple fell when try­ing to re­cover a phone or while try­ing to take pho­to­graphs on the 30-me­tre-high wall.

“Ev­ery­thing seems to in­di­cate that the fall hap­pened when they were prob­a­bly try­ing to take a selfie,” he said.

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