Over half of known selfie-related deaths in 2015 occurred in India

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Over Half Of Known Selfie-Related Deaths In 2015 Occurred In India

Selfies have been behind a number of highly publicized deaths as of late, and half of the more than 25 fatalities linked to the photo taking have occurred in India, reports the Washington Post.

Mumbai authorities have now designated 15 selfie danger zones in an effort to prevent such tragedies.

The move came days after a young woman fell into the Arabian Sea and drowned while attempting to snap a picture of herself and 2 friends.

In another selfie related death last year, a victim tumbled into a deep ravine when the ground beneath him crumbled.

Others reported causes of fatalities in the country include, slipping from the bank of a canal into a waterway, tipping over a boat, and tumbling down the steps of the Taj Mahal.

In January of 2015, a trio of college students traveling from Delhi to Agra was killed when they attempted to take a selfie in front of a fast-approaching train.

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Over half of known selfie-related deaths in 2015 occurred in India
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Alexander III bridge's statue using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Notre Dame cathedral using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Place de la Concorde's fountain using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a selfie using a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramid on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Louvre Pyramid using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture using a selfie stick in front of the Eiffel Tower on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a selfie using a selfie stick in front of the Louvre Pyramid on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of Grand Palais from the Alexander III bridge using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: Tourists take a selfie using a selfie stick on the Pont des Arts on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits.(Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero Terrace using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a selfie using a selfie stick on the Pont des Arts on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: Tourists take a selfie in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture using a selfie stick in front of the Notre Dame cathedral on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: Tourists take a selfie using a selfie stick in front of the Eiffel Tower on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Ile de la Cite from the Pont des Arts using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture of the Notre Dame Cathedral using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 06: A tourist takes a picture below the eiffel Tower using a selfie stick on August 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Using a selfie stick has become a more and more common place among tourists but a number of high-profile attractions in Paris and other cities have started to ban them over fears of potential damage to exhibits. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
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