Selfies Can Be Deadly
Technology and Health
Drowning, transportation, and falling were the most frequent causes of selfie-related deaths. People often engage in risky behavior to get the perfect selfie for social media. Bansal, the lead author, believes there may be more selfie related deaths that go unreported and therefore undocumented, which were not counted in the this study. Mumbai now has 16 selfie-free zones to prevent deaths and injuries.
This chart shows the count of deaths from selfies between October 2011 and November 2017.