25 People Who Died While Trying To Take A Selfie

Social media and mobile technology have given rise to a strange phenomenon called the selfie. But not everyone is familiar with the term (though we know our readers are), so here’s a brief definition: a selfie is a picture of yourself, usually shared on any social networking site. Sounds totally innocent and cool, right? Well, we were surprised to find out that the American Psychiatric Association has classified the taking of selfies as a mild mental disorder, but we’re afraid that this isn’t even the most shocking or negative news concerning this trend. Other than being an outright expression of narcissism and vanity, selfies can be dangerous for your health and actually “kill” you. Believe it or not, it seems that taking a selfie is a extremely dangerous endeavor; many people have died while doing so and twice as many have been severely injured. According to the Telegraph more people have died taking selfies in 2015 than by shark attacks and the death toll keeps rising. It might be hard to imagine your smartphone as a deadly weapon, but after you read about these 25 People Who Died While Trying to Take a Selfie, you might just view this seemingly harmless trend differently.

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The Taj Mahal is one of the greatest monuments in the world and in September it was all over the news. A Japanese tourist lost his life there while taking a selfie. According to an eyewitness, the victim was on the steps when he slipped and fell. Police reportedly said he lost consciousness immediately after the fall and died of head injuries at the hospital.

Source: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: WikipediaSource: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: Wikipedia
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An Indian engineering student died while taking selfies with friends at Kolli Hills, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India. The rock on which he was standing cracked and gave way, plunging him sixty feet to his death.

Source: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: WikipediaSource: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: Wikipedia

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A seventeen-year-old Russian schoolboy fell to his death while trying to take an “extreme selfie” on the roof of a nine-story building. The teenager, identified only as Andrey R., climbed to the top of the building in Vologda, Russia, to take a selfie for his collection of photos in dangerous places. Unfortunately, this time his luck ran out.

Source: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: WikipediaSource: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: Wikipedia
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A nineteen-year-old died in September after trying to take a selfie while holding a loaded pistol to his head. The gun went off accidentally and shot him in the throat. He died at the scene.

Source: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: flickr.com, Photo by Sam SherrattSource: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: flickr.com, Photo by Sam Sherratt

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A fourteen-year-old student named Marie Rocello fell to her death in June 2014 in Manilla, Philippines, after she lost her balance while taking a photo of herself and a friend on the staircase landing of their school. According to doctors, she sustained a sharp blow to the head and broke a rib which pierced a kidney.

Source: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: commons.wikimedia.orgSource: en.wikipedia.org (List Of Selfie Related Injuries And Deaths), Image: commons.wikimedia.org


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