Selfie craze claims another life

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A 24-year-old youth fell into a waterfall and died after attempting to take a ‘selfie’ in Sanweli Estate, Udaweriya, Haldummulla.

Police said two youths had visited the Sanweli Estate in Udaweriya on 2 September, where one of the youths slipped and fell into the waterfall while taking a selfie.

The deceased youth is a resident of Guruthalawa.

Police said the body of the young man was found on 3 September in a pit about 200 metres below the place where the incident took place.

The body was found during a search conducted by the Haldummulla Police with the help of area residents.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi