Love for that unique selfie lures a Russian teen to his death

Everybody knows that selfies are the latest in thing but the love for that unique and extreme selfie leads to most gruesome of results. This was proved when a 17-year-old Russian schoolboy has died after falling nine floors from a rooftop as he tried to take a selfie for his Instagram page.

The teenager, Andrey R, had previously taken a number of similar pictures of him and his friends posing on high rooftops in the city of Vologda, 450km (280 miles) north of Moscow in the province of Vologda Oblast.

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This love for extreme selfies lead Audrey his untimely death. Andrey had apparently planned to use a rope to take a picture that made it look like he was falling from the roof. Unluckily for him, as he went over the edge the rope snapped and he fell nine storeys, falling in shrubbery which broke his fall. He was rushed to a local hospital but died two hours later despite frantic efforts to save him.

Andrey who goes by the Instagram name was “drewsssik”  had been warned by his friends against taking such risks while attempting to take selfies but to no avail. Below are some examples of Andrey’s recklessness.

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