Selfies now five times more deadly than shark attacks – report
A report in India’s Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care claims that taking selfies are now more deadly than shark attacks.
Over the past number of years, people around the world have been trying to get that “perfect picture” of themselves with front-facing camera phones, mostly in order to obtain as many ‘likes’ as possible on Facebook and Instagram.
However, the report found that between October 2011 and November 2017, at least 259 people died taking selfies around the globe, compared to just 50 people killed by sharks during the same time frame.
It’s understood that women take more selfies but men are willing to take bigger risks to get “the right photo” and as a result, men make up 75% of deaths from selfies.
India sees the largest number of selfie-related deaths with a total of 159.
People, especially youngsters, are advised to take selfies in a safe environment and don’t put themselves in danger to capture a photo.
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