This is the moment two kissing lovers tumble off a bridge when the woman wraps her legs around the man’s waist before she loses her blance and drags them both over the railing to their deaths.
The tragic incident was filmed by a CCTV camera on Bethlehem Bridge in the southern Peruvian city of Cusco and later shared on Facebook.
Video Credit: CEN
In the footage, the couple is seen getting romantic on the bridge as the woman appears to be sitting on the railing.
When the woman wraps her legs around the man, she becomes unbalanced and falls backwards.
Unable to hold her weight, the man falls forwards too and they both tumble over the railing to the road below.
According to local media, the couple, identified as 36-year-old Hector Vidal Lopez and 34-year-old Maybeth Espinoza Florez, were both alive when the emergency services got to them.
However, the woman died on the way to the Hospital de Contingencia in Cusco while her partner died in intensive care, according to reports.
The on-duty doctor could only confirm Florez’s death while Lopez was diagnosed with a skull fracture and severe cranioencephalic trauma. Sadly, he passed away at 2.20am.
Following their deaths, Lopez’s brother Edwin Vergara told the local authorities that they were visiting Cusco from the northern Peruvian region of Ancash.
According to the brother, several hours before falling to their deaths, the couple had been drinking in a nightclub near to the bridge.
It is unclear whether the local authorities are continuing with their investigations.
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Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
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