PICS: Kissing lovers tragically tumble over bridge to their deaths

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Maybeth Espinoza Florez and Hector Vidal Lopez. (Photo: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)
Maybeth Espinoza Florez and Hector Vidal Lopez. (Photo: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

Two lovers fell to the deaths when they lost their balance while kissing on a bridge.

The tragic incident, which happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, was filmed by a CCTV camera on Bethlehem Bridge in the southern Peruvian city of Cusco and later shared on Facebook.

The couple, identified as Hector Vidal Lopez (36) and Maybeth Espinoza Florez (34), are seen kissing romantically on the bridge with Maybeth sitting on the railing and Hector standing in front of her.

The footage shows Maybeth wrapping her legs around Hector, but she then loses her balance and falls backward. Unable to pull her back, Hector falls forward as well and they both tumble over the railing onto the road below.

According to local media the couple were still alive when the emergency services arrived on the scene, but Maybeth died on the way to the hospital.

Hector, who had a severe skull fracture and suffered cranioencephalic trauma, was admitted to the ICU but died the next morning as a result of his injuries.

Maybeth Espinoza Florez and Hector Vidal Lopez

Edwin Vergara, Hector’s brother, told the local authorities that the couple are from Ancash in Peru and were visiting Cusco.

He says the couple had been drinking in a nightclub near the bridge several hours before the incident happened.

Maybeth Espinoza Florez and Hector Vidal Lopez

It’s unclear whether the local authorities are continuing with their investigation.

Source: Magazine Features

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