The first death-by-selfie statistics are out

The first death-by-selfie statistics are out

Drowning and fire were the reasons with the highest deaths/incident ratio, while the US unsurprisingly had the highest number of selfie-related deaths because of firearms.

More than 85% of victims are aged between 10 and 30.

"'No selfie zones' areas should be declared across tourist areas", they proposed.

Some of the most common drowning incidents were caused by being washed away by waves on a beach, capsizing off a boat while rowing and clicking selfies on shore while not knowing how to swim.

They found that most fatal selfies happened in India, followed by Russian Federation, the United States and Pakistan. The researchers noted that women may take more selfies, but men are more likely to take risks to get the snap.

Snapping that ideal selfie might win you likes, but don't ever think it can save you from something as worse as death.

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Drowning was the main cause of deaths across the world but people were also being hit by trains and falling from great heights, according to the data.

Most of the selfie deaths involving firearms occurred in the US. The United States and Pakistan are close behind, occupying other top places in the morbid rating. In May, a man in India tried to take a selfie with an injured bear and was mauled to death, the Independent reported.

The search found from October 2011 to November 2017 there had been 259 deaths while clicking selfies in 137 incidents. In particular, the Interior Ministry released a special warning and a graphic poster called "Self Selfie" that reminded the public about the dangers of careless behavior and listed the sites where taking selfies was especially risky: roofs of tall buildings, trains and railroads and electric power mains.

Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a group of public medical colleges in New Delhi, conducted a comprehensive Google search of all news reports on selfie deaths.

Dr Jain's research found that 75 people had died attempting to take selfies from 2014 to mid-2016.

Mr Bansal said one way to prevent the deaths is to have "selfie free zones", which would ban people taking selfies near mountain peaks, tall buildings and bodies of water.

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