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Woman dies after falling into valley at Matheran while taking selfie

A 33-year-old woman from Delhi died after falling into a 500-ft deep valley while taking a selfie at Matheran, a popular hill station in neighbouring Raigad district, police said.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening. The victim, Sarita Rammahesh Chouhan, fell into the valley while taking a selfie at Louisa Point at Matheran, Additional Superintendent of Police of Raigad, Sanjay Patil, said.

“Chouhan had come to Matheran, a hill station known for its mild climate and well-preserved colonial architecture, with her husband and three children on Tuesday,” he said.

Around 6.30 pm, all the family members went to Louisa Point. There, all of them started clicking selfies and photos. However, while taking a selfie, the woman slipped and fell into the deep valley, another official said.

Shaken by the incident, her family members approached Matheran police, after which a rescue operation was launched, he said.

Police recovered her body from the valley at midnight with the help of a local group, he said.

The post-mortem conducted at a nearby hospital and her body was handed over to her kin, the official said.

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