A group of tourists in Venice capsized their gondola after repeatedly being asked to “sit down” and stop taking selfies.
The gondolier yelled at them to stop, however the tourists ignored him, continuing to move around the boat and pose for photos.
However, as too much weight accumulated on one side, the boat turned over and tipped all of the tourists into the cold canal water.
The gondolier required the weight to be evenly distributed as attempted a difficult manoeuvre under a bridge close to St Mark’s Square.
The gondola tipped over and the tourists fell into the canal
Some of those who fell into the water clung onto a passing boat until they were brought to safety.
The gondolier, who was miraculously unscathed, helped one tourist to shore before diving back in to rescue the others from the canal.
The group of tourists from China’s reckless selfie-taking was caught on camera and shared across different social media platforms.
A social media account called Venezia Non e Disneyland (Venice is not Disneyland), which chronicles the mishaps of tourists, shared that the group had all been brought to safety and found “hospitality and warmth” from the nearby La Fenice theatre.