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Irish Mirror
Michael O'Toole

Young Irish woman critically injured after horror fall while taking selfie in Italy

An Irish tourist is critically ill after falling from a tourist spot in Italy while taking a selfie, it has emerged.

The Irish Mirror has learned that the tourist suffered serious head injuries in the fall in the centre of Genoa in the north west of the country over the weekend.

Media reports in Italy say witnesses have told cops that the unnamed tourist was taking a photograph at the San Giuliano bathing area when the tragedy happened.

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The woman, who is in her thirties, is understood to have fallen over railings onto the ground below.

Medics rushed to the scene and treated her on the spot before transferring her to the San Martino Hospital in the city where she was being treated for serious trauma to her head.

Media reports said she was taken to the hospital under a so-called code red alarm, the most severe medical emergency in Italy.

The reports said the woman was with an Irish pal when the accident happened.

The report also said she fell onto a sun canopy at the bathing site after losing her balance while taking the selfie.

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs last night told us it was unaware of the incident.

He said: “The Department of Foreign Affairs has not been contacted in relation to this matter but stands ready to provide consular assistance if requested.”


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