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Teen falls to her death trying to retrieve her cell phone

by Marwan Shar

(MAINNEWS) – Security footage captured the horrifying moment a Turkish teen fell to her death from a building while trying to retrieve her phone.

Melike Gun Kanavuzlar was buried on October 30.

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The fiasco occurred on October 12 after Melike Gun Kanavuzlar, 15, dropped her device while on a building in a town called Ortaca in Mugla Province, Western Turkey, local media reported. When the teen tried to recover it, she lost her balance and fell four stories onto the pavement below.

Kanavuzlar falls from the four-story building while a bystander looks on helplessly.
The tragedy occurred on October 12 in Ortaca in Mugla Province, Western Turkey.

The distressing 11-second clip, captured via security cameras on neighboring buildings, starts off with a bystander strolling the sidewalk outside the building.

All of a sudden, they venture out from under the building’s awning, whereupon Kanavuzlar’s body hits the concrete next to them with a sickening thud.


The teen was subsequently rushed to a state hospital in critical condition, before being transferred to an Intensive Care Unit in the city of Mugla in southwestern Turkey, Newsflash reported. She hung on for a staggering 18 days before succumbing to her injuries.

Kanavuzlar was buried on October 30.

The town of Ortaca, Mugla, Turkey.

In a similar tragedy in August, an Italian man plunged about 650 feet to his death while trying to grab a dropped cellphone following a mountaintop selfie with his girlfriend.

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Meanwhile, in 2018, a 15-year-old aspiring actress in New York City fell to her death while climbing a fire escape to get into a locked room where her device was located.

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