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India tops the list of fatalities caused by selfies

Out of 49 deaths, India accounted almost 40% of the total deaths across the world.

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Take a Selfie, don’t take your life. The undying “selfie fever” has resulted in tragic deaths every year across the globe and number of deaths caused by it is rapidly increasing.

Take the latest example of a tragic death due to selfie.

Punjab: A teenage boy himself became the cause of his death. A 15 year-old, Ramandeep Singh accidentally shot himself in head while taking selfie with is father’s .32 caliber pistol according to Police, Deputy Superintendent of Pathankot. He also said that safety catch was not on. This incident took place on 29th April,2016.

Later, the teen was rushed to the nearby hospital where he underwent surgery. After two days, he died due to his injuries.

According to the Statistics:

  • India tops the list of fatalities caused by selfies.
  • Out of 49 deaths, India accounted almost 40% of the total deaths across the world.

Related: Mumbai school boy dies while taking selfie

Also read: is now classified as an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  Some recent fatalities that have occurred in India:

  • In January last year, three youngsters were killed by speeding train while posing selfie on railway tracks of Mathura.
  • Seven youth drowned in Mangrul Lake near Kuhi.
  • A Japanese fell down a staircase and died while taking selfie at the Taj Mahal, Agra.
  • In Tamil Nadu, an engineering student died while taking selfie on Kolli Hills when the rock cracked on which he was standing.
  • While taking selfie two engineering students drowned in Narmada Canal, Gujrat.
  • A college student drowned after falling off of the Waldevi Dam, Nashik.

Earlier, Authorities in Mumbai imposed restriction by collecting fine on taking selfie in certain areas – “no selfie zones”. Government in India, has ordered the police to take immediate action if they find someone clicking selfies in risky areas or any area popular among youngsters for carrying selfie sticks.

A woman using selfie stick on steps of Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan. Wikimedia Commons
A woman carrying selfie stick. Wikimedia commons

Other countries like Russia are also taking protective measures by creating awareness. A brochure has been released there with the text written on it “selfie with weapon can kill you”.

(With inputs from IANS and CNN)

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Vivo opens online store in India

The Vivo innovative range will be available in 10,000 postal service areas (pin codes) across the country, the company said.

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Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons
Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons
  • Vivo is opening online stores in India in order to expand its market.
  • With new E-stores, the smartphones will be available to customers all over India.
  • The company is also thinking of launching an E-store app to make it convenient for people.

In a bid to expand its online presence, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Monday launched its E-store in India that will deliver products and services across the country.

“With the new E-store, Vivo’s innovative range of smartphones will be available to our customers across the country with special launch offers,” Kenny Zeng, Chief Marketing Officer, Vivo India, said in a statement.

Vivo will sell its phones through E-stores in India now.
Vivo will sell its phones through E-stores in India now.

The Vivo innovative range will be available in 10,000 postal service areas (pin codes) across the country, the company said.

The handset maker also announced its “Launch Carnival” under which, it is offering benefits on smartphones from January 16-18.

Buyers will get discount coupons worth up to Rs 2,000 on select smartphones, 12-month zero-cost EMI and one-time screen replacement in Vivo V7 and V7+ smartphones, the company said.

The company is also planning to launch its E-store application with features such as Augmented Reality (AR) support with the live chat option to help customers make purchase decisions. IANS

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