Tourist Dies Taking Selfie at Taj Mahal He reportedly fell from stairs, though reports conflict By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 21, 2015 6:20 PM CDT 23 comments Comments The Taj Mahal is shown at dusk, in Agra, India, in this June 25, 2003 file photo. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, File) (Newser) – A Japanese tourist died while visiting the Taj Mahal Friday, and one eyewitness tells the BBC the man was taking a selfie at the time. He reportedly fell down the stairs at the monument, lost consciousness, and died of head injuries at a nearby hospital; one of the three other visitors he was with also fell from the staircase and fractured his leg, NDTV reports. However, the Japan Times reports the 66-year-old collapsed after climbing the stairs and died of a heart attack. An investigation is underway.