India leads the world in selfie-related deaths

India Leads the World in Selfie-Related Deaths
India Leads the World in Selfie-Related Deaths



By: Troy Frisby, Buzz60

Selfies are meant to immortalize the moments in our lives, but we're preferably still alive after we take them.

Unfortunately, selfie deaths are becoming far more common, especially in India, which had the highest reported number of selfie deaths in the world last year.

According to "The Washington Post," there were 27 reported "selfie related" deaths all over the world in 2015, and about a dozen of them happened in India.

Among these tragedies are seven young people who died while taking a selfie on a boat that tipped over, as well as three college students who died while taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train.

A Japanese tourist also lost his life in the country, when he tried to take a selfie and fell down the steps of the Taj Mahal.

The Indian government recognizes this as a problem. Police forces have even designated some areas of their cities as "no selfie" zones, but don't worry. The whole country won't be outlawing selfies.

That might not be a bad thing, since on average, spiders kill fewer people each year in the U.S. than selfies did in India in 2015. And no amount of "Likes" is worth dying for.

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