9 tourist destinations where selfies turned fatal
No matter your feelings on selfies, it's hard not to appreciate the extremes some people go to snap the perfect one -- whether that involves corralling a group of A-list celebrities or climbing to an extreme, slightly illegal location.
The quest for the perfect selfie, however, has turned fatal for dozens since the fad first took off.
Since 2014, when data on selfie-related death started to become widely publicized, several troubling new trends have cropped up. This past January, Priceonomics took a look at statistics and found that India, Russia and the United States lead in selfie-related fatalities.
The vast majority of selfie deaths can be broken down into three categories: Falls, drowning and trains. Five people died while posing with guns, and all but one of the victims were in the U.S. Drowning accounts for the majority of India's selfie deaths. At least 25 people since 2014 have passed away in India due to selfie-drowning incidents.
Many of these tragedies occurred in tourist hot spots, while tourists were trying to get a unique shot to show off to friends. Click below to see nine locations where these shocking accidents happened.