Girl, 12, dies after climbing onto ledge on 17floor block to take an ‘extreme selfie’

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Girl, 12, dies after climbing onto ledge on 17-floor block to take an

Oksana fell to her death (CEN)

A girl fell to her death after climbing over a ledge on the 17th floor of a block of flats to take an ‘extreme selfie’.

The 12-year-old – known only as Oksana B – sent the photograph to her best friend moments before she died.

According to reports, her pal noticed the picture had been taken in a particularly dangerous spot and tried to call Oksana. When she could not reach her, she sent the picture to Oksana’s mother.

But her friend had already fallen and her body was found by passers-by who raised the alarm.

Police believe Oksana lost her balance while sitting on the handrail of the balcony and fell.

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The tragedy happened in the city of Perm, central Russia, about 900 miles east of Moscow.

Moments before her death, Oksana had written a note to her friend – who has not been named – on the Russian social networking site Vkontakte, telling her how great she was and how special their friendship was.

Wanting to send her pal a picture, she told her mother she was going for a walk and went up to the top floor of her block of flats where she took the selfie standing over the railing of the rooftop balcony, it was reported.

Pic shows: The dead body of the girl on the ground; A schoolgirl who climbed over a ledge on the 17th¿floor of a block of flats to take a cool selfie sent a dangerous looking snap to her friend an instant before she fell to her death. The tragedy happened in the city of Perm in central Russia

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The dead girl’s uncle posted a message on social media which read: ‘She was such a friendly girl. A good pupil who had no problems at school. She took dance classes and English classes.
‘She had so much to live for and now has lost her life to the craze of looking to do extreme selfies for social media. There can be no other reason why she climbed over the damned handrail.’

Police are investigating the death.