A teenage boy is lucky to be alive after he shot himself in the head while trying to take a gun-holding selfie.
Ramandeep Singh, from Shiv Nagar, India, could have joined a worryingly-long list of selfie-related tragedies after attempting to take a selfie with his sister, which involved pointing a licenced .32 bore revolver to his head.
The gun went off, and the 15-year-old lad was quickly rushed to hospital in Ludhiana with critical injuries.
It’s believed the revolver belonged to his father, a property dealer, who Pathankot police say was not in the house at the time of the incident.
This comes just a week after a former Thai gangster shot himself in the head while live streaming on Facebook, allegedly to get more followers. He was admitted to hospital in Bangkok with a minor wound to the side of his head.
But this is part of a much wider problem, a horrifying trend that seems to be taking the world by storm- taking incredibly dangerous selfies.
Police in Mumbai have even had to launch a clampdown on selfies after a man drowned as he attempted to rescue a girl who had fallen into the sea when trying to take one.
Two other people have also died in selfie mishaps in India during the course of this year alone.
A pretty terrifying time to be alive.