Have you ever noticed tourists so engrossed in the act of posing for a selfie that they have totally lost track of their surroundings? In some cases, selfie-takers have experienced serious accidents, even resulting in death. Priceonomics researched reported selfie-related deaths worldwide since 2014 from various news archives, uncovering 49 firm cases. The top three causes of death for selfie-takers were falls from heights (claiming 16 lives), drowining (14) and accidents with trains (8). India experienced the most deaths from selfies over the past two years, followed by Russia and the United States.
This chart shows deaths attributed to selfies worldwide since 2014.
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