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
Tourist Dies Taking Selfie at Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is shown at dusk, in Agra, India, in this June 25, 2003 file photo.   (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, File)

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. (Read more Taj Mahal stories.)

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