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India had the most selfie-related deaths in 2015: Report




The selfie craze doesn't seem to be dying anytime soon, but a lot of people are dying because of it. In fact, India led the world in selfie-related deaths in 2015, according to Washington Post.

Citing reports, the Washington Post says that India accounted for about half of the selfie-related deaths globally. The Post says at least 27 people across the world died taking selfies last year.

3 college students died in Kosikala, near Mathura, while trying to capture a self-portrait in front of a speeding train in January last year. In March, seven youths who were out celebrating a friend's birthday died when they their boat capsized as they were attempting to take a selfie.

Japanese tourist in Agra died in September after he succumbed to head injuries from slipping on the Taj Mahal's stairs as he tried to take a selfie.




An engineering student in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu passed away when the rock he was standing on while taking a selfie cracked and plunged into a 60-foot ravine.Two more students passed away in Sundernagar, near Rajkot, by drowning in the Narmada canal while trying to take selfies

Selfie-related deaths have continued in 2016 as well, with two people dying near the Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai by drowning. Mumbai police then identified 16 'no-selfie zones' in the city to combat the menace.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
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