More than 250 people died taking selfies, says study

By Adam Arnold, news reporter
If you like taking selfies, you may want to be extra careful in future as they can be potentially dangerous and even deadly, especially when you are around water.
A study has revealed more than 250 people have died while snapping photos of themselves in recent years.
Researchers analysed news reports of 259 selfie-related deaths in 137 incidents from October 2011 to November 2017.They said there were::: Three reported selfie-related deaths in 2011
:: Two in 2013
:: 13 in 2014
:: 50 in 2015
:: 98 in 2016
:: 93 in 2017The number one cause of death was drowning, followed by incidents involving transport, such as taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train, and also falling from a height.In June this year, a British woman and her Australian partner reportedly fell to their deaths while taking a selfie on a wall at a beach in Portugal.And in July, a British teenager died after falling from the edge of a cliff at a popular whale-watching spot in Australia while taking selfies, reports said.India has the highest number of selfie-related deaths, followed by Russia, United States, and Pakistan, according to the the study.
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