Dead Body Mystery on Google Street View Solved

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At first blush, it looked bad. Correction: Make that awful.

Last year Google photographed a street in the English village of Worcester for inclusion its its Street View program. Recently, some of the locals browsing the program were horrified when they came across what appeared to be the body of a dead girl, lying face down on the sidewalk.

False alarm.

It turned out that the girl in question had been `playing dead' outside of her home, according to Britain's Daily Mail, which published an interview with the very much alive 10-year-old in question, Azura Beebeejaun.

"I didn't know anything about the Google Street View car (recording me)." she said. "I fell over while I was playing with my friend and thought it would be funny to play dead. I'm quite chuffed I'm on the Internet. It is quite funny and I can't wait to tell my classmates when I go back to school."

A spokesman for Google told the Daily Mail that sometimes "our cars inadvertently capture odd or inappropriate moments as they drive past.This is why we have put in place tools so that if people see what they believe to be inappropriate, they can report them to us using the simple reporting tool and the images will be quickly removed or further blurring applied."

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