A Portuguese woman identified as Sandra Manuela Da Costa Macedo, 27, was filmed falling off a balcony of a high-rise building in Panama while trying to take a selfie on Friday.
Macedo, who is a mother of two, was a native of the northern Portuguese town of Aves. She just recently arrived in Panama where she had a job as a teacher.
A Sickening video footage that was filmed afar showed Macedo as she went over a balcony railing she was leaning against as she took the snap, still holding the selfie stick as she tragically fell to her death from the 27th floor of a high-rise block while losing her balance taking a selfie.
An onlooker filming the tragedy shouted: ‘She’s mad, there she goes, look at her, look at her, she’s fallen.’
Paramedics rushed to the scene, a building called the Luxor Tower in a popular neighborhood of Panama City called El Cangrejo after the alarm was raised just after 10 am local time yesterday.
Construction workers on a neighboring tower block are said to have yelled at her to get down from the railing she was half-sat on before her death plunge, but strong winds blowing at the time meant she couldn’t hear their warning cries.
Susana Cunha Barros, a Portuguese woman, who is a friend of Macedo, posted a tribute on Facebook to Macedo, saying the mother-of-two who had gone to the country to work as a teacher, was already dead when they arrived.
‘So long,’ Barros wrote in the caption above a photo of the teacher.
‘Sandra… thank you for your contribution in the education of my daughter Helena… Will always be remembered with great affection.’
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