The hiker has died after dropping down a cliff in the famous Grand Canyon National Park in the United States, NBC News reports.

According to a bulletin released by the national park, a 59-year-old American woman was taking photos on the edge of a cliff after she accidentally stepped down the edge. The woman was found dead about 30 meters from the crash site.

The woman was in the park with her family. Contrary to the recommendations, the party had deviated from the guided route of the national park. According to the park, an investigation has been launched into the accident.

There have been a number of accidents at popular tourist attractions over the past year, the cause of which has been revealed in selfie photos. In 2018, an 18-year-old man hiking in Yosemite National Park, California, died after falling from a cliff in the middle of taking a selfie photo. A French tourist who also took a selfie photo last year died in Thailand after dripping from a waterfall. The 27-year-old woman, meanwhile, died when she was dropped from the 27th floor of the Luxor Tower in Panama after a failed shooting attempt.

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