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Fordham University student falls climbing campus bell tower to take photos

A Fordham University student who climbed the campus' landmark bell tower New York City skyline suffered critical injuries after she accidentally fell.

The 22-year-old senior was taking part in a 3 a.m. 40-feet and struck head, the New York Post reported. Her condition was listed as critical at a hospital in the Bronx not far from the Fordham campus.

She was with other seniors when she fell through at the first landing of the tower, the paper reported.

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Students climbing the tower, touching the bell and taking photos of the sweeping views, were part of a senior-year "rite of passage," according to the paper.

A 22-year-old Fordham University was crtally injured as she climbed the school's bell tower early Sunday with other students to snap photos.

A 22-year-old Fordham University was crtally injured as she climbed the school's bell tower early Sunday with other students to snap photos.
(Fordham University)

"I heard they were just getting a better view of the city," a senior told the paper. "I think they were posting on Instagram when it happened."

Fordham parents quickly to the news.

Freshman Grayson Brown, 19, said the post his mother sent him a text Sunday said that "stay out of the bell tower!"

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Recently, a visitor to the Grand Canyon fell to his death while taking a photo from a dangerous perch, according to reports.

Two months ago, it was reported that a Texas teen was in a hurry to take a selfie.

Last October, more than 250 people worldwide have been taking selfies for the last six years, The Washington Post reported.

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Some of those deaths were due to fall from heights.

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