Sightseers risk their lives to take the perfect selfie on at Birling Gap along the same East Sussex coastline where THREE cliffs collapsed just FOUR days ago

Mail Online | 6/26/2017 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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Tourists have been spotted dangerously posing on the cliff-edge of the Birling Gap near the iconic Seven Sisters just days after a second cliff collapsed.

Shocking images show one sightseer fearlessly sitting on top of the cliff face while taking a selfie, a few miles from where 50,000 tonnes of chalk gave way and collapsed into the sea, claiming the life of a woman in her 20s.

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Another photograph shows several people standing on the beach below the cliffs at Seaford Head in East Sussex, which were hit by three unexpected collapses in two days last week.

The first happened on Wednesday afternoon, taking a huge section of the coastline with it. The next day there was another collapse, before a giant crack tore into an 80ft chalk-face leading to the third cliff fall.

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Rescuers found the body of a woman in her 20s who is believed to have fallen from a clifftop around the time of the dramatic rockfall.

And as the Coastguard has issued a warning urging people to avoid the area, photographs have come to light which show a person teetering near the edge despite the imminent danger.

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Seaford Town Councillor Phil Boorman said there was a real danger of further collapses and those people close to the edge were risking their lives.

He said: 'Having visited the site with the coastguard emergency team it is clear there could be further cliff falls.

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'As a safety precaution the emergency services have cordoned off a large section of Seaford Head.

'But all we can do is appeal to people to not put themselves in danger or be tempted to risk their personal safety for the sake of a simple photograph. Regrettably a lot of people still ignore anything even the coastguard say.'

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He said described the people seen enjoying picnics on the cliff edge...
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