Tourist dies taking selfie in Machu Picchu

Officials say the German tourist ignored safety signs
A German tourist has fallen to his death while taking a selfie at the ancient site of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes. The body of Oliver Park, 51, was later recovered from a ravine.
Officials say the man ignored safety signs and entered a restricted area by the edge of a cliff. There he tried to pose for a photo of himself leaping as if in flight but lost his footing.
Police say his body has been taken to a morgue in the city of Cusco. Over a million visitors made the journey to Machu Picchu in 2014.


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