“Selfie” disaster as balcony collapses
Police have once again reiterated the dangers of taking “selfies” in potentially dangerous situations following another very serious incident in Barcelona.
Five people were seriously injured, one of them critically, after leaning against a third-floor balcony to capture themselves on camera.
The four men and one woman, all in their 40s, suffered multiple injuries when the railing collapsed and they plunged into the stairwell below.
They were posing for a selfie in an apartment in Sitges.
The woman was critically injured and two of the men gravely.
Only a few days before, a couple fell to their death whilst taking a selfie on a cliff-top in Portugal with their children aged five and six witnessing the tragedy.
Selfies are very much the rage, including in the Canary Islands, and police have already warned young people to be careful about where and how they take them.
However, as this latest incident shows, the selfie curse can strike any age group.