Selfie driven women injured, paralysed after fall

Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) The urge to click a selfie while hanging from a rickety scaffolding in coastal village of Anjuna proved costly for two women tourists, who suffered spine injuries, rendering them paralysed.

The victims, both in their mid-20s, were taking a selfie while poised on a scaffolding near a resort on Wednesday, when they fell and suffered injuries, a senior official here from the Manipal Hospital said.

“They were on a scaffolding one-storey high when the scaffolding collapsed. They are paralysed waist downwards due to injury to the spine, but both are alive,” Shekhar Salkar, a senior consultant at the Manipal Hospital, told reporters.

The hospital has, however, refused to divulge the identity of the two women patients.

No police complaint was registered yet.

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