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Madhya Pradesh: British tourist dies after falling from temple while 'taking selfie'

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Published Oct 15, 2017, 2:32 pm IST
Updated Oct 15, 2017, 2:32 pm IST
Roger Stotesbury reportedly fell 30ft from the edge of a terrace at Lakshmi Temple.
British tourist dies after falling from temple in Madhya Pradesh 'while taking a selfie'
 British tourist dies after falling from temple in Madhya Pradesh 'while taking a selfie'

On Saturday, a British tourist died after he fell 30ft from the edge of a terrace at Lakshmi Temple, in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh while he was taking a selfie, according to a report by the Metro.

58-year-old Roger Stotesbury was on holiday with his wife Hilary when the tragic incident occurred at the 17th century Indian temple.

 

Witnesses said Roger "suddenly slipped and fell from a height of 30ft" at around 4 p.m., the report revealed.

He was immediately rushed to the Ramraja Hospital where he sadly passed away. "The man (Roger) got seriously injured in the fall and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance," DD Azad, city police inspector, is quoted as saying by the Metro. "But he died during the course of treatment. We have started the legal proceedings in the case," he revealed.

The couple, reportedly from Buckingham (UK) had embarked on a world trip in November 2016.

Gina Rozner, a cousin of the Roger’s wife Hilary, told Metro: "We don’t really know what happened but he took photographs, he then put his iPad carefully down on a ledge and somehow he fell but he definitely did not take a selfie." Adding, "He was the sweetest man."

After their tripe in India, the couple were due to head back home at the end of October.

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