This Is The Selfie Death Capital Of The World

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There were 27 selfie deaths across the world in 2015 and shockingly over half of them happened in India.

Even worse the unfortunate trend shows no signs of stopping, with three selfie deaths being reported in India in just the first two weeks of 2016.

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The shocking 2015 list included Indians who had died while taking a selfie and then fallen off a cliff, drowned after tipping a boat while posing and even one who naively took a selfie in front of an oncoming train.

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A Japanese tourist died when they attemptied to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal and fell down a staircase, the BBC report.

Selfies are widely celebrated in India, even by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is known for snapping pics with other world leaders.

There’s also a government-backed ‘selfie with daughter’ campaign, and rather oddly a popular song, Selfie le le re from last year’s highest-grossing Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

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However selfie accidents have raised safety concerns as well. Last year, a fear of stampedes led to a selfie ban during the large religious congregation of Kumbh Mela.

This week, Mumbai Police went so far as to identify no selfie zones in the city after two people drowned in a selfie-related accident.

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India’s not the only country to have a problem with selfies.

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In Russia a 21-year-old woman survived accidentally shooting herself in the head while posing for a selfie with a gun in Moscow.

While a man in Spain was gored to death by a bull while taking a selfie at the annual bull running festival in the town of Villaseca de la Sagra.


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