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She wants a selfie from a high cliff, but the selfie took her life

Witnesses heard 38-year-old Rosy Loomba screaming but could do nothing for her. The woman collapsed in front of her family as she tried to take a selfie on a protruding rock in the Grampians National Park in the Australian state of Victoria.

The Australian woman made a trip to the national park on Saturday with her husband and two sons when the drama happened. They were at the Boroka Lookout when the drama occurred.

She wants a selfie from a high cliff but the selfie took her life
Rosy Loomba with her husband

Loomba had ignored the warning signs and climbed over the safety barriers to make a selfie with the background’s panoramic view. She tripped and fell off the cliff, more than 80 meters down.

There was no help for the mother. Rescue workers needed six hours to recover her body.

The woman wanted to take a picture at this viewpoint in Grampians National Park
©Getty Images/iStockphoto – The woman wanted to take a picture at this viewpoint in Grampians National Park

The viewpoint is a trendy photo spot. On Instagram, you can find dozens of photos of people standing on the protruding rock or dangle their legs over the edge.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, the authorities reminded the public to observe safety signs and guidelines at all times and that no photo is worth a person’s life. “We cannot cordon off every part of Victoria,” said Minister Lisa Neville. “People must take responsibility.”

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