It had been reported that 60 percent of all selfie-related deaths occurred in just two years in India. Approximately, 90 percent of selfie-deaths in India happen near water.
And according to new research between March 2014 and September 2016, India has had the highest number of selfie-related deaths.
But did you even thought that your smiley-faced selfie can be converted into a fatal accident that can even lead to dangerous death?
Check out the list of 20 countries where selfie-related deaths (a person dies while trying to take a picture of themselves) have been reported.
Mumbai seems to be a particularly dangerous place for people taking selfies….!!
It’s such a big issue that the Mumbai police are even considering a plan to appoint 15 particularly dangerous locations in the city as ‘selfie-free points’.
Mumbai issued a new scheme of banning selfies in 16 zones…!!
Following the ban, more ‘warning signs’ were installed and the number of police officers patrolling the selfie death prone areas is increased.
According to the report, two more people have died while taking selfies on the Mumbai seashore since May 2017, according to Antara news agency.
Only last month, a 17-year-old student drowned in Mumbai after trying to take a selfie on the seafront.
Priti Pise had been so worried about capturing a selfie on her smartphone that she didn’t notice a huge wave, which crashed onto the seafront and carried her out to sea.
Similar dangerous accidents have befallen 21-year-old Meenakshi Priya Rajesh and 18-year-old Tarannum Ansari who drowned in separate incidents in Mumbai while taking selfies.
A 2016 study by Indraprastha Institute of Information in Delhi and Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, US unveiled that 76 out of 127 selfie-related deaths happened worldwide occurred in India.
Dear tourists, we respect you. It's time for you to start respecting yourself. So, stop making stupid and dangerous selfies. Thank you #HGSS
— Hrvatska GSS (@HrvatskaGSS) July 6, 2016
Nearly 25 percent of selfie-related deaths worldwide happened during selfie taken at dangerous heights, like on the edge of mountains, cliffs, and rooftops.
Women are known to take more selfies than men….!!
The study also found that Women take more selfies than men. Men are more likely to take ‘dangerous selfies’ with 75.5 percent of all selfie-related deaths being male.
In addition to that, most selfie victims are the people under the age of 24.
List of 20 countries where ‘Selfie-Related Deaths’ have been reported:
1. India – 76
2. Pakistan – 9
3. USA – 8
4. Russia – 6
5. Philippines – 4
6. China – 4
7. Spain – 3
8. Indonesia – 2
9. Portugal – 2
10. Peru – 2
11. Turkey – 2
12. Romania – 1
13. Australia – 1
14. Mexico – 1
15. South Africa – 1
16. Italy – 1
17. Serbia – 1
18. Chile – 1
19. Nepal – 1
20. Hong Kong – 1
Think twice the next time you take a selfie.