Group of tourists dumped into Venice canal after they 'refused to stop taking selfies' causing gondola to capsize

7 December 2023, 13:08

The gondola capsized after the tourists refused to stop taking selfies
The gondola capsized after the tourists refused to stop taking selfies. Picture: social media
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

A group of tourists were dumped into a Venice canal after they refused to sit down and stop taking selfies as a gondolier moved his boat under a bridge.

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The gondolier warned the group of tourists to 'sit down and stay still' as he steered the gondola through a bridge.

They all ignored him, however, with their weight causing the gondola to capsize.

Footage posted online shows the group of tourists being dumped into a canal, scrambling to get them and their phones to safety.

Afterwards, the gondolier jumped into the cold canal in order to help his passengers to safety

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No one was hurt
No one was hurt. Picture: social media

No one was hurt in the capsizing.

According to the Venezia Non è Disneyland (Venice Is Not Disneyland) page on Instagram, the group were rescued before being provided with 'hospitality and warmth' in a nearby theatre.

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