A young woman was reportedly killed when she fell off a bridge trying to take a selfie. Anna Krupeynikova, a 21-year-old, was out with pals when she leaned against a fence to take a picture of herself, according to local media. But her support reportedly gave way, and she plunged 40 feet to her death.
The accident happened when Anna – who had just graduated with a degree in tourism – was travelling on a bus the group had hired to celebrate the birthday of a 19-year-old colleague. They were sightseeing around Moscow and stopped by a bridge to take a few pictures of the Russian capital when the incident occurred, The Sun, reports.
Anna, a keen dancer who was just weeks away from her 22nd birthday, wandered away from the main group to take a selfie.
Anton, 19, one of her friends, said: “We met her a few months ago and should become one of our gang, she was quiet but always cheerful and when we got to the place where she died we had been taking photographs.
“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.”
Local media said police were investigating whether she had been drinking but friends told local television that nobody on the bus had been drinking, and the party had been simply about people who were friends getting together and enjoying themselves.