Stop taking stupid selfies, Croatia tells tourists

Updated 09 July 2016

Stop taking stupid selfies, Croatia tells tourists

ZAGREB, Croatia: Croatia’s mountain rescue service has urged tourists to stop putting themselves in danger taking “stupid and dangerous selfies,” after a Canadian man was almost killed falling down a 75-meter cliff.
“Dear tourists, we respect you. It’s time for you to start respecting yourself. So, stop making stupid and dangerous selfies. Thank you,” the service said on Twitter.
The appeal came after the young Canadian plunged off a 75-meter (250-foot) viewpoint in the Plitvice Lakes national park while trying to take the perfect selfie.
The 20-year-old miraculously survived, as tree branches broke his fall, but he sustained serious injuries, police said.
Last year a 54-year-old Slovak tourist was killed when she fell from a rock in the same national park, also while trying to take a photo.
Tourism is a key sector of Croatia’s economy, and last year the country of 4.2 million people welcomed more than 14 million visitors, with most heading to its pristine Adriatic coast.


Treasure-trove crypt discovered in Saqqara

handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on September 6, 2020, shows Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri (C) inspectiong one of thirteen 2500 year-old wooden coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara south of the capital. (AFP)
Updated 15 September 2020

Treasure-trove crypt discovered in Saqqara

  • The coffins are said to be 2,500 years old

CAIRO: Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has announced the discovery of a coffin-filled crypt 14 meters underground at the foot of the stepped Saqqara pyramid.

“It contains a treasure trove of antiquities that will amaze the world,” he said. “Seventy percent of Egypt’s antiquities are still underground.”

The coffins are said to be 2,500 years old.