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Italian Tourist Injured While Taking Selfie In Moscow Metro

Kievskaya metro station in Moscow.

An attempt to take a selfie on a flight of stairs in Moscow's Kievskaya metro station resulted in a trip to a hospital for a 61-year-old Italian tourist who fell down the stairs while posing for the camera, the TASS news agency reported Friday.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening in a part of the station connecting two different metro lines. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with a head injury, the report said.

Earlier this month, Russia's Interior Ministry launched a "selfie safety" campaign in response to the increasing number of attempts by people to take photos of themselves that had resulted in injuries and deaths.

The ministry released an illustrated instruction leaflet on how to take a selfie without getting hurt. Police plan to distribute the guide in schools, at large-scale public events and at events organized by the Interior Ministry this summer.

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