A New Study Shows That 250 People Have Died Taking Selfies Since 2011


Did you know that about 250 people around the world have died from taking selfies since 2011?

Snapping the perfect selfie can be fun. But if it involves flying a plane or holding a loaded handgun or standing on slippery rocks near the top of a waterfall, you may want to think twice.

Some 259 people worldwide have died while taking selfies, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a group of public medical colleges in New Delhi, scoured news reports on selfie deaths that occurred from October 2011 to November 2017.

They found that the most selfie deaths occurred in India, followed by Russia, the US and Pakistan. Most of the victims were men (about 72%) and under the age of 30.

India accounted for more than half the total -- 159 reported selfie deaths since 2011. Researchers attributed the high number to the country's enormous population of people under 30, which is the world's largest.

Some of the ways people have died trying to take the perfect selfie include drowning, falling, & car crashes. As it said, most of the deaths occurred in India and it has been suggested that they create a "no selfie zone" but we will see what happens in the future. 

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