Five out of a family of 14 have died after the dock which they were standing on, to take a selfie, collapsed on Wednesday, May 26. According to reports, the family was at Kandi Lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia, when they huddled up to snap the family portrait. Police said that the wooden structure crumbled beneath their weight.
Amongst the deceased was a 17-year-old who drowned alongside four family members. The remaining nine all survived.
“They were taking a selfie on the dock when the incident happened,” said local police chief Junaidi Nur. According to Nur, the event happened after-hours and so, no security guards were on site to help or report the incident. He went on to say that a rescue effort later retrieved the bodies and that an investigation was being carried out.
The tragedy happened just weeks after a similar incident, reports IOL. Earlier this month, nine tourists drowned in a separate event. Their overloaded boat capsized when they were attempting to take a selfie in a reservoir on Java island.