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Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by galaxylauncher: 1:13pm On Jan 06
Man pictured near edge of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls before 350-foot death drop

A haunting photo shows a tourist stepping up to the edge of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls — just moments before he plunged more than 350 feet to his death, according to local media.

Roy George Tinashe Dikinya, 40, was taking turns with his family to take photos from the top of the huge waterfall when he tumbled over the edge, witnesses told Zimbabwe’s Newsday.

“We were alerted by the woman’s scream and she told us that he had slipped and fallen,” one told the paper of Dikinya, who was wearing sandals and was clutching several things in his left hand in the photo.

“Because of the showers and the mist, we could not trace him after that,” the witness said.

Rescuers with the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority found body parts trapped at the bottom of the gorge, which is at least 350-feet high, the Chronicle said.

The body parts “are trapped between rocks,” the authority’s spokesman, Tinashe Farawo, told the paper.

“We haven’t been able to positively identify him because of the location where the body is trapped, but we are certain that it his body,” he said.

“Right now we are in communication with other security experts including the army to try and find ways of retrieving the body,” he said, with one option trying to use a military helicopter.

Government Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu sent his “sincere condolences” to the family of the tourist who is from Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, more than 400 miles from the falls, according to The Herald.

“This is a rare, tragic and unfortunate incident to be witnessed at the mighty Victoria Falls,” Ndlovu said, while promising “all necessary precautions will be taken to guard against recurrence of such an unfortunate incident.”

It is just the latest tragedy involving people taking photos from dangerous spots. Just weeks ago, a Brazilian man died after falling from a waterfall taking a selfie.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/01/05/man-pictured-near-edge-of-victoria-falls-before-350-feet-drop-to-his-death/amp/

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by galaxylauncher: 1:13pm On Jan 06
Ok

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by nairavsdollars(f): 1:16pm On Jan 06
some people will just die 'stupid death' in this life

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by alizma: 1:17pm On Jan 06
Nice pix. Something must kill a man

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by OB7Foreva(m): 1:20pm On Jan 06
Hmm I don't play like this

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by Millimann: 1:29pm On Jan 06
I have shivers just looking at the pics.

I wonder why people will be taking unnecessary risks.

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by longetivity(m): 1:45pm On Jan 06
Stainlezzking:
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are you a stammerer

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by heniford2: 1:54pm On Jan 06
beautiful sight

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by belente(m): 2:06pm On Jan 06
Many years after the discovery, precaution security should be greatly improved on

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by damoceile: 2:27pm On Jan 06
There should be a railing on the edge where the man was standing... It's way too dangerous.

RIP to the man tho

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by KnowledgeVault: 2:31pm On Jan 06
Sad. No safety measures and guidelines.

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by illicit(m): 2:36pm On Jan 06
shocked
Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by TANID(m): 2:46pm On Jan 06
nairavsdollars:
some people will just die 'stupid death' in this life
I swear

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by Depressed101: 2:47pm On Jan 06
I always knew something like this will happen one day, the way they climb that fall recklessly like there is a God of nature that is meant to guard them from slipping, white people especially, those people have no care, they put their kids up there to take photos..

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by Mac2016(m): 4:49pm On Jan 06
L'odun tuntun. May God help us become smarter. But this guy went too close. Mhen. Sad. So sad. RIP man. It's a very painful path to exit with.

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by olisaEze(m): 4:50pm On Jan 06
They have only found body parts so far! What kind of misadventure is dis na.
If na oyinbo man now it’ll be understandable as those ones live to chase death, but it’s even a black man!
Your village people leave something for u for dia? undecided

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by englishmart(m): 4:51pm On Jan 06
The explorative nature of the white guys is second to none. Sometimes they move from exploration to exploitation. You can't contrive or invent without thinking being consciously explorative. Forget his skin color, that guy is white and I soon will

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by Nairalandwizerd(m): 4:51pm On Jan 06
O n fiku sere

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by Glycosunde: 4:51pm On Jan 06
That should be added to d list of more than1000 ways to foolishly die in 2021. Nonsense Ingredients

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by Gadafii: 4:51pm On Jan 06
mumu man

u wear slippers for that kind slippery place,

what are you even doing there for than's sake ?

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by OneMillionDave: 4:52pm On Jan 06
End time
Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by KAPOVee: 4:52pm On Jan 06
See his friend

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by justbonny(m): 4:52pm On Jan 06
Wetin him find go there?

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by neighbourhud(m): 4:52pm On Jan 06
OB7Foreva:
Hmm I don't play like this

You are not alone on this my broda...i no dey play any how o

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by kuntash: 4:53pm On Jan 06
Millimann:
I have shivers just looking at the pics.

I wonder why people will be taking unnecessary risks.

cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by JASONMAYOR155(m): 4:54pm On Jan 06
Some people sef

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Re: Man Pictured Near Edge Of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Before 350-foot Death Drop by dollytino4real(f): 4:54pm On Jan 06
he died on viewing duty

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