Woman Who Fell Into Boiling Geyser While Taking Selfie Dies
One tourist has tragically lost her life in hospital after a horrific accident while taking a selfie.
Françoise Guillaume, 68, fell into an El Tatio geyser in the Antofagasta region of Chile last Friday, when distracted taking the picture, and suffered 85% burns to her body.
Despite being pulled out by her husband and taken to a specialist burns hospital, she later lost her battle for survival.
While the incident is thought to be a tragic accident, El Tatio been closed for five days while an investigation takes place.
Françoise’s family are understandably devastated, with her daughter claiming it was the sun, and not her mother trying to take a picture that caused the fall.
There are over 80 geysers in El Tatio, with warnings displayed telling visitors to beware, as the ground around them is not necessarily stable.