259 People Died Between 2011, 2017 Due to Selfies


From people who’ve taken one step too many backwards on a cliff edge, to people who’ve been mauled to death by bears, taking selfies is a risky business.

The modern obsession with capturing an Instagram-friendly shot in any situation – regardless how dangerous – has cost more than 250 lives in the past six years.

More than 85% of victims are aged between 10 and 30.

Researchers analysed 259 selfie deaths from 2011 to 2017 – and found that most selfie-takers died from drowning, followed closely by being killed by trains and other forms of transport, then falling from great heights.


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