Selfie-taking tourist dies after falling into boiling geyser

Françoise Guillaume, 68, suffered 85 percent burns to her body at one of the scorching water plumes at the world-famous El Tatio in the Antofagasta region of Chile on Friday, October 9th, 2015.

The woman from Belgium walked over to one of the geysers, which can hit heights of up to 18ft, but slipped when she was surprised by their ferocity and fell into the hot spring.

Her husband, constitutional judge Francois Daout, was able to pull her out, and she was flown to the special burns unit at the Hospital in Santiago de Chile. However, the retired physician lost her battle for survival.

Source: Mirror UK

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