23-year-old girl falls 80 feet while performing yoga pose over the edge of her balcony

Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 15:35 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mexico

The 23-year-old suffered fractures to both of her legs and arms, hips and head

A college student survived an 80-feet fall after slipping from her balconyPic/Twitter
A college student survived an 80-feet fall after slipping from her balconyPic/Twitter

In a bizarre incident, Yoga known as the best and the most effective fitness technique for the body and mind proved hazardous for a college student who fell 80 feet from her balcony in Mexico. Alexa Terraza (23) was practicing an extreme yoga pose over the edge of her sixth-floor apartment balcony in San Pedro in Mexico when she lost her balance and fell 80 feet from her balcony and landed on the driveway of her building. A photo that shows the teen hanging upside-down while performing the yoga pose surfaced and went viral on social media.

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Mexican media outlets reported that the 23-year-old college student had to undergo 11 hours in surgery as her ankles and knees were reconstructed, Also her injuries are so severe she may not be able to talk for three years. According to Daily Mail reports, Terraza was listed in critical condition as she suffered fractures to both of her arms and legs as well as her hips and head. Family members took to social media to seek blood donations and prayers for the injured woman.

According to the neighbors, Alexa Terraza was seen performing dangerous poses on her balcony and after the investigation, the Nuevo Leon Attorney General's office found out that the balcony's rail did not have any structural damage.

In another incident, an 18-month-old girl fell to death from the 11th storey of a cruise ship in Puerto Rico. The little girl was playing with her grandfather in a kid's area on the 11th floor of Freedom of the Seas at the time of the freak accident. "Chloe wanted to bang on the glass like she always did at her older brothers' hockey games. Her grandfather thought there was glass just like everywhere else, but there was not, and she was gone in an instant," Michael Winkleman, a Miami attorney who’s representing the girl’s family, said in a statement.

The toddler and her extended family were vacationing together aboard the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship, operated by the Royal Caribbean cruise line. Both her sets of grandparents, her younger brother and her parents were on board the ship at the time. "You have a wall of windows with one hidden hole," said Winkleman. "Unknowingly, the grandfather placed the girl on the wood railing before the wall of windows, believing Chloe will bang on the glass and the next thing he knows, she's gone," added the attorney.

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