Tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

BANGKOK (AFP) – A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said yesterday.

The accident happened on Thursday afternoon on the tropical island of Koh Samui, whose palm-fringed, white-sand beaches are a magnet for tourists.

The 33-year-old man fell from Na Mueang 2 waterfall, Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul of the island’s tourist police told AFP. “It took several hours to retrieve his body because the waterfall is slippery and steep. His friend said he was trying to take a selfie and then he slipped and fell,” he said.