Odisha Tourism identifies 20 “selfie danger points”


Odisha tourism has identified at least 20 tourist places in different districts as “selfie danger points”.

The potential sensitize locations include some waterfalls, towering hilltops and waterbodies.

The union tourism ministry in August issued advisory to all states to “identify and barricade” such selfie danger spots.

Identified some dangerous waterfalls like Duduma, Sanaghagra, Badaghagra, Khandadhar and Bareipani as dangerous selfie points.

Dangerous selfie waterfalls : Duduma (157.5 metres) in Koraput district, Sanaghagra (30 metres) in Keonjhar district, Badaghagra (60 metres) in Keonjhar district, Khandadhar (244 metres) in Sundargarh district.

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Dangerous waterbodies : Chilika Lake (spread in Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts) and river in Bhitarkanika national park (home for saltwater crocodiles) in Kendrapada district. Taking selfies while boating in the waterbodies is dangerous.