A video was captured of a Portuguese woman named Sandra Manuela Da Costa Macedo, 44, who died after attempting to take a selfie on the balcony of the 27th floor.
Friends paid tribute to Ms Macedo, believed to be mother of two, by online posts, saying that she had recently moved to Panama City.
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The video in the following tweet shows the moment Ms Macedo falls from the balcony after sitting on the railing to take a selfie.
Esto es increíble.. acaba de pasar en la Ciudad de Panama. Una adolescente cayó 27 pisos por tomarse un selfie.. Hay que crear conciencia de lo que está pasando con el uso de las RRSS. @CMonteroOficial @soyfdelrincon @camilocnn pic.twitter.com/fTZ6NN0gFU— FalconGreen (@AnezAez4) October 12, 2018
The video was shot by construction workers nearby, who feared she would fall when they saw her taking the selfies.
According to local media, the police think she was knocked off balance by wind, after spending several minutes taking selfies.
After the tragedy, Panama’s Fire Service published a warning on its official Twitter account saying: “Don’t risk your life for a selfie.”