A recent study found that 259 people have died in the last six years while trying to take a selfie!
An article in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care reviewed the selfie deaths. It found that drowning was the most common cause of death from selfie-taking, followed by accidents involving transportation such as taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train, and falling from heights such as at the edge of a waterfall.
Over half of the selfie-related deaths occurred in India.
The authors recommended that certain types of areas be posted as “selfie free”, such as cliffs and trails in national parks.
Reportedly more people now die a year from trying to take a selfie than from shark attacks.