- The 12-year-old was named as Oksana B. from the city of Perm, Russia
- Police believe she lost her balance while sitting on the handrail and fell
- She reportedly sent a photograph to her friend from the position
A schoolgirl has died after climbing over a ledge on the 17th floor of a block of flats ‘to take a cool selfie’ in Russia.
The 12-year-old, named as Oksana B., sent a photograph to her friend from the dangerous position a moment before she fell to her death, local media reports.
Police are investigating the tragedy that happened in the city of Perm, in central Russia’s Perm Krai region.
The 12-year-old, named as Oksana B., reportedly died after sending a photograph to her friend from the 17th floor of her apartment block
Shortly before she fell to her death, Oksana had written a note to her best friend on the Russian social networking site Vkontakte, telling her how great she was and how special their friendship was.
She told her mother she was going for a walk and went up to the seventeenth floor of her block of flats where she took the selfie standing on the other side of the rooftop balcony.
According to reports, the friend noticed that the picture seemed to be particularly dangerous and had then tried to call Oksana.
When she could not reach her, she sent the picture to her mum.
Pictured is the building that Oskana reportedly fell from in the Russian city of Perm
Oskana had already fallen and her body was spotted by passers-by. They raised the alarm with police, who informed her mother.
Police believe the schoolgirl lost her balance while sitting on the handrail and fell.
Oskana’s uncle posted on social media: ‘She was such a friendly girl. She was a good pupil, she had no problems at school. She took dance classes and English classes.
‘She had so much to live for and now she has lost her life to the craze of looking to do extreme selfies for social media. There can be no other reason why she climbed over the damned handrail.’