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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

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  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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