A minute and a half. India reportedly has the most selfie deaths of any country.
I see people taking selfies while driving. That’s even more stupid than going out into the water with a bunch of people in an unstable canoe.
Published on Jul 12, 2017
Sometimes, selfies kill.
Eight young men were livestreaming their boat ride in India’s Vena Dam reservoir on Sunday when the boat capsized. Dragged into the water, all eight men, between the ages of 20 to 25, drowned to death. (Three others on the boat were later rescued.)
India has the most reported cases of selfie deaths in the world. Since 2014, more than 80 people have died, with the true number likely being much higher. Some of these stunts-gone-wrong have taken place while posing near a lion, in front of a train, or in the water.
In Mumbai, certain tourist attractions are now designated as “no-selfie zones,” and the government is expanding the ban to more areas.
Other countries are also issuing warnings. Russia has just unveiled a “safe selfie” campaign in an ongoing effort to stop the tragic phenomenon.