Woman dies posing for photo on cliff to celebrate end of lockdown
A woman has fallen to her death after posing for a photo on a cliff to celebrate the end of a coronavirus curfew in Turkey.
Olesia Suspitsina, 31, and a friend were marking the end of a four-day quarantine curfew on Monday with a hike in Anatyla’s Duden Park when they stopped to take photos of Ms Suspitsina perched on a cliff.
Ms Suspitsina’s friend, Larysa Kamalova, said she was looking for a place to pose when she slipped and plunged 35 metres to the water below, according to the New York Post,
Ms Kamalova called authorities who later found Ms Suspitsina unresponsive in the water but were unable to revive her.
Ms Kamalova told local outlet News 1 the pair had been drinking wine and video chatting with a friend before the incident.
“We came to the park in the evening, we drank wine. Then we were talking to a friend with a video,” Ms Kamalova told News 1.
“When Olesia was talking on video she asked me to take a picture of herself, she fell while looking for a place on the cliffs to take pictures.”
The last Facebook post that was uploaded on the day of Ms Suspitsina’s death has been removed. People are leaving tributes to the Kazakh woman on her page.
“Rest In Peace! My deepest condolences to my family and loved ones,” one person commented.
“Rip, devastating news,” another person said.
News 1 reported that Ms Kamalova was fined for entering the fenced off region of the park and Olesia’s body is being taken to her family in Kazakhstan for her funeral.
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