Date
21 August 2017
Cabo da Roca, a popular spot for tourists on the west coast of Portugal, was the scene of a tragic 'selfie' accident over the weekend.
Cabo da Roca, a popular spot for tourists on the west coast of Portugal, was the scene of a tragic 'selfie' accident over the weekend.

Couple falls to death in Portugal while attempting selfie

A Polish couple vacationing in Portugal fell to their deaths over the weekend while attempting to take photographs of themselves on the edge of a cliff, media reports said on Tuesday.

As their horrified two young children watched, the couple plunged to their deaths while taking a selfie at the cliffs at Cabo da Roca on the west coast of Portugal, reports said.

The parents may have crossed a safety barrier in order to reach the cliff edge, according to the Daily Mail.

Portuguese authorities are investigating the incident. 

The children, said to be aged 5 and 6, are now in the care of Polish diplomats and are currently seeing psychologists after the traumatic event, the Independent newspaper said.

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