03/03/2016 4:40 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Five Tourists Taking Selfie Fall Off Cliff In Goa

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Two girls taking a tourist self portrait or selfie photo on a mobile phone at the Amber Fort.

PANAJI -- Five tourists were injured, two of them severely, when they fell off a cliff while clicking selfies at Anjuna village.

Goa police have asked a sub-divisional magistrate to record the statement of two of the women who were seriously injured in the incident and admitted to hospital.

The five persons fell off the cliff on 22 February when the gate of the railing on which they were leaning opened, police said.

The incident occurred near the hillside cottages where the tourists were staying.

"Two women fell on their back on a stone and are currently admitted in a private hospital. The doctors have said that they might be paralysed for life," police inspector Paresh Naik told PTI today.

The three others were discharged after primary treatment, he said.

"The family members of the two women have refused to file any formal police complaint, but we have requested sub- divisional magistrate to record their statements," Naik said.

Police refused to divulge the names of the women, but said that all those injured in the incident are in their late 20s.

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