Fatal fall in Monaco for Australian tourist, 27

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A young tourist who was vacationing in Nice with friends has died after falling from a 20-metre high wall in Monaco. Marko Banjac had been drinking with friends when he climbed on the wall to urinate, around 4 am, his companions later told police.

He lost his balance and fell at a point close to the Prince de Galles building, between avenues Grande Bretagne and des Citronniers.

The 27-year-old suffered multiple serious injuries. The accident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. The wall where the victim fell appears to be low when viewed from the street, with little indication of the long drop on the other side.

The young man is from a prominent soccer family in Western Australia, and his father flew to Monaco three days ago. The body will be returned to his country next week.

“This boy was loved by so many,” a family friend told Monaco Life. “It’s truly devastating.”

 Article first published July 26, 2017.

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