Kampala (dpa) – The body of a tourist from Saudi Arabia who drowned
in the River Nile in Uganda after falling in while taking a selfie
has been retrieved, police said on Wednesday.
The man fell into the river while taking pictures at the Kalagala
Falls on Saturday, and his body was found downstream by a fisherman
on Tuesday, local police spokeswoman Hellen Butoto told dpa.
“He was taking selfies when he fell into the river from a very
slippery rock on which he was standing. His friends failed to help.
His body was retrieved very early yesterday by a fisherman,” she
The Nile, the world’s longest river, runs through Uganda, and the
river’s numerous falls and rapids are a major tourist attraction.
Deaths while taking selfies are becoming more common as tourists use
their mobile phones to try to capture images in precarious spots.