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Dubai selfie death: Police probe girl's phone for leads

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Dubai - Girl fell to her death from a highrise on Sheikh Zayed Road while she tried to take a selfie.



By Web Report

Published: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 11:26 AM

Last updated: Mon 28 Oct 2019, 8:24 PM

The Dubai Police ave seized the phone of the 16-year-old girl who died after falling off a balcony while taking a selfie. (Detailed report here)
A source told Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm that a team from the Criminal Investigation Department visited the apartment from where the girl fell, and seized the mobile phone that was left in the balcony after the incident. The CID sent it to experts of electronic evidences to look for any clues.
Family inconsolable after girl's death while taking selfie
The report said that despite the fact that she fell while standing on a light chair that is usually used in parks, police must always investigate all possibilities before reaching a final conclusion.
The 16-year-old girl fell to her death from a highrise on Sheikh Zayed Road while she tried to take a selfie, the Dubai Police confirmed earlier. Colonel Faisal Al Qasim, director of the police's security media, told Khaleej Times the girl tried to take a selfie from the balcony of her parents' 17th-floor apartment when she fell.
She was standing on a chair in the balcony when she lost balance and plunged to her death.


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