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Russian girl survives fall from 10th floor after ‘selfie gone wrong’

Russian girl survives fall from 10th floor after ‘selfie gone wrong’
A Russian girl has sustained severe injuries but, amazingly, has survived a fall from a height of about 30 meters. The near-tragedy happened reportedly because of a failed attempt at taking a daring selfie.

The accident occurred in the Siberian city of Tyumen late on Saturday, when the girl fell from the 10th floor of a high-rise building. Miraculously, the girl survived and was rushed to hospital. She received serious injuries and remains in critical yet “stable” condition, local health officials told Russian media.

The identity of the girl and her age have not been disclosed to the public and there has been no official word on the circumstances or causes of the near-tragedy.

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However, a page on the Vkontakte social network that focuses on incidents in Tyumen said, citing eyewitnesses, that the girl had been attempting to take a daring selfie. Some claimed that a group of boys had held the girl and then had “let her go,” while others insist she was alone. It remains unclear whether the girl was dangling outside the building during the accident or had slipped from a windowsill.

The desire to snap a cool shot in the universal quest for some likes on the Internet can be dangerous – and even fatal. A recent study on selfie-related deaths showed that India takes a solid first place with around 160 cases in six years. Russia, for its part, scored second – with 14 people having perished while snapping a selfie.

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