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Tourist plunges to his death at Machu Picchu while posing for the perfect photo

By Mason White 5:29 PM July 3, 2016
Oliver Paps 

By: Feng Qian
A tourist died while trying to get the perfect photo at Machu Picchu, in order to upload the image on social media sites, according to police in Peru.

51-year-old Oliver Paps of Germany, plunged down the summit of Machu Picchu, after asking another tourist to take a photo of him while leaning dangerously close to the cliff.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Wednesday. Paps climbed over security barriers and entered a restricted area.

The tourist who took the picture, said that Paps wanted to jump in the air while being photographed. He wanted the photo as a souvenir and to upload it on social media sites.

As he jumped, he fell off the cliff. Police recovered the body on Thursday afternoon.