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Somaya Saad, Staff Reporter
A 16-year-old Asian girl died on Saturday after falling from the 17th floor of a tower on Sheikh Zayed Road when she attempted to take a picture of herself (selfie) sitting on the edge of the balcony of her apartment where she lived with her family.
According to Colonel Faisal Al Qasim, Director of Security Information Department at the Dubai Police, the deceased tried to photograph herself standing on a chair which she put on the edge of the balcony barrier of the apartment on the 17th floor.
In the process she lost her balance and fall from the balcony while the mobile fell on the floor of the balcony.
She died on the spot.
Colonel Al Qasim warned members of society to take care of such actions and stressed the need for parents to monitor the actions of children.
The girl’s father is in India at the moment and was expected to arrive in the UAE for tomorrow’s funeral.
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