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October 17, 2019
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Woman falls off bridge to death while taking selfie

MOSCOW: A 21-year-old Russian woman died this week after falling from a bridge while trying to take a selfie.

The 21-year-old Anna Krupeynikova was out sightseeing around Moscow with her friends taking pictures, plunged 40 feet to her death when the support she was leaning against reportedly gave away.

According to report published in an Irish Mirror, the accident took place when Anna, a tourism graduate, was travelling on a bus the group had hired to celebrate the birthday of a friend.

They stopped by a bridge to take a few pictures of the Russian capital. Anna then wandered away from the group to take a selfie.

When she lent against the fence, with her camera in front of her, it gave way and she tumbled to her death, the Mirror quoted local media as saying.

“She was quiet but always cheerful and when we got to the place where she died we had been taking photographs,” Anton, from the group, said.

“Suddenly I heard a yell and someone said ‘Anna fell down’ I thought it was a joke but then I saw the reaction of people who went and looked over the side of the bridge,” said Anton.

Local officials are investigating the death and looking into who is responsible for maintaining the bridge