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A 22-year-old student fell down the stairs of her university’s bell tower and critically injured herself, according to the New York Post.
The back of her head caved in, according to witnesses, and she sadly died in hospital.
Fellow students say Sydney Paige Monfries and her friends climbed up the tower as a “rite of passage” and to get an Instagram photo of the view.
Scientists have previously called for “no-selfie zones” to protect people from unnecessarily putting their life in danger for photos.
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A young woman fell to her death last weekend after climbing the bell tower at her university as a “rite of passage.”

Sydney Paige Monfries, a 22-year-old from Portland, Oregon, was just a few weeks from graduating Fordham University when she climbed up the Keating Hall clock tower to take pictures, according to the New York Post.

A student called Dave, who was waiting tables on Saturday night, told the New York Post he remembered Monfries and some friends discussing whether to climb the tower.

“They were like, ‘We’re seniors, let’s go!'” he said. “My roommate was with them. He told me some seniors [wanted to go] to the tower to take some pictures and have a good time before graduating.”

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But while taking photos, Monfries tripped and fell 12 meters down the stairs, smashing her head in at the bottom, according to her friends. Dave’s roommate was apparently next to Monfries after she fell.

“She couldn’t breathe,” Dave said. “She hit her head. If he wasn’t there, I don’t know, she might have been worse off … He waited with her. He didn’t want to move her.”

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