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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 February 2019

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper

A video of the model, 23-year-old Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account earlier this month.
Russian model Viktoria Odintcova risks life and limb for a Dubai selfie. Screenshots from YouTube
Russian model Viktoria Odintcova risks life and limb for a Dubai selfie. Screenshots from YouTube

DUBAI // Police have summoned a Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, reported The National’s Arabic-language sister paper Aletihad.

A video of the model, 23-year-old Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account earlier this month.

It shows her stepping off a girder at the top of Dubai’s 73-storey Cayan Tower and dangling in the void, held only by a man gripping her hand.

Maj Gen Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, an assistant to the chief of police in Dubai, said that Odintcova “had been summoned to sign an undertaking not to repeat any dangerous moves that could endanger her life in Dubai”.

“What the young Russian woman had done represents a danger to her life,” Maj Gen Al Mansouri said.

He said it was important for residents to avoid practising dangerous hobbies without taking necessary precautions or obtaining prior permission from authorities.

The video registered more than half a million views after it was posted on Ms Odintcova’s Instagram account.

* Reuters

Updated: February 19, 2017 04:00 AM

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