New Delhi (Sputnik) – A woman vacationing with her family in Matheran, a popular hill station near India's financial capital Mumbai, fell into a 500-foot gorge while she was attempting to take a selfie, according to local media reports.
According to police, family members went to Louisa Point around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and all of them started clicking selfies and photos. However, while taking a selfie, the woman slipped and fell into the deep valley.
Police recovered her body from the valley at midnight with the help of a local group, media reported.
India accounts for almost half of the total selfie-deaths in the world. On Monday, two tourists drowned in the sea at popular beach destination Goa while taking selfies. On June 19, a man plunged to his death while taking a selfie at the Gokak Waterfall in the southern state of Karnataka. On June 16, a 12-year-old boy fell into the sea and drowned while taking a selfie at Mumbai's Marine Drive.