Woman falls 50 meters to her death and takes selfie near the bridge used in James Bond’s Skyfall.
Hatice Nur Karabulut, 21, lost her balance while trying to snap a photo near the bridge in Adana Province, Turkey, and her cousin also fell while trying desperately to rescue it
A young woman fell 50 meters to her death while posing for a selfie near a bridge that was used in a James Bond film.
Hatice Nur Karabulut lost her balance near a cliff at around 5:30 p.m. on October 11 when she posed for a photo in Adana province, Turkey.
The 21-year-old was out and about with her cousin when she lost her footing while taking a picture with the Varda Viaduct, made famous by the opening scene in Skyfall, in the background.
Her cousin Mazlum Sozeri selflessly tried to hold her down, but this resulted in both falling to the ground from a devastating height.
Rescue workers were alerted and rushed to the scene to help the couple.
According to The Sun, Hatice was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 26-year-old Mazlum was brought to safety by rescue workers and miraculously suffered only non-life-threatening injuries.
Hatice was in the area after starting a new job at a restaurant.
Her cousin had come over from Spain and Hatice had shown him the sites, including the Varda Viaduct.
Hatice reportedly leaves behind two parents and a 14-year-old sister.
Her death is the latest in a series of selfie-related tragedies around the world.
According to inkifi.com, around 330 people died trying to get the perfect photo.
Numerous tragic deaths have been reported over the past decade, including people falling off cliffs, being electrocuted, or drowning in search of the perfect picture.
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India ranks number one with 176 deaths or injuries from selfies over the past decade.
The number dwarfs second-placed United States at 26 and third-placed Russia at 19.
Most accidents from a selfie occur on railroad lines, with 62 deaths or injuries recorded by people entering the line for a photo.
The second most common location is cliffs, with rivers being the third most dangerous location.