More Indians Died Taking Selfies Than Anywhere Else In The World

January 23, 2016
Aaron Polmeer

By Amar Shekhar

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Indian PM Narendra Modi is known for his active presence on social media and selfies

Short Bytes: Selfie is the new trend over the Internet. Every day we see a lot of pictures posted over social media with the pout faces. Well, you might find taking a selfie an easy and safe task but it is not as easy it sounds. Let’s take a deeper insight into the selfie accidents.

Until now, at least, 27 “selfie-related” deaths have been reported around the world last year, out of which around half of the deaths occurred in India.

Some of the peculiar instances of deaths while taking selfies in 2015 were:

  • Indians taking selfies died while posing in front of an oncoming train,
  • In a boat that tipped over at a picnic during selfie
  • on a cliff that gave way and crumbled into a 60-foot ravine
  • on the slippery edge of a scenic river canal.
  • Misstepping while taking selfies
  • Being swept away in the sea while taking a selfie at the rocky beach.

Related to the deaths because of selfies, Mumbai police has to go a step further to prevent these deaths. They said that they had identified more than a dozen “no-selfie zones” around Mumbai. These no-selfie zones are those fatal points in Mumbai where chances of kissing the death were more than avoiding it.

On the other hand, a populous country like India has seen a growth in the selfies where some of the social media campaigns are purely based on the selfies and even one of the most popular Prime minister Narendra Modi has been seen taking selfies.

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Also read: Here’s Why A Guy Got 15 Years In Prison After Posting This Selfie On Facebook

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