Monday, 14 October, 2019

Newlywed bride, siblings drown trying to take selfie

Four members of Indian family drown while trying to take selfie Indian selfie deaths: Four drown in reservoir in Tamil Nadu
Steven Clarke | 09 October, 2019, 16:20

Authorities from south India's state of Tamil Nadu say four died out of a group of six who were holding hands while standing in waist-deep water along the Pambar dam.

Her husband, G Perumalsamy, 25, survived and managed to save his 15-year-old sister Yuvarani Perumalsamy. The study looked at selfie deaths reported across the world. They recommend "no selfie" areas in tourist zones, especially places with water bodies or mountain peaks, and at sites with tall buildings. One of the three, a boy aged 14, slipped and fell as he dragged his two sisters aged 18 and 19 with him.

The incident is the latest in a series of deaths linked to selfies in the country, with experts warning that people are risking their lives to impress their friends and family on social media.

In September that year, a man was trampled to death by a wild elephant as he tried to take a selfie with the animal in the state of Odisha, The Hindustan Times reported.

In 2017 three students taking selfies on a railway bridge in the southern state of Karnataka were killed after being hit by an express train.

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The US National Library of Medicine recorded 259 deaths in the country between 2011 and 2017, with Russian Federation and Pakistan in second and third place.

The mean age of the victims was 22.9 years old with about half the total selfie deaths occurring among the 20 to 29-year-old age group.

Selfies have grown a more critical trend, with a 2018 study issued in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care reporting that more than 250 people died while taking selfies from October 2011 to November 2017.

Last month, a woman reportedly fell 200 ft (60m) to her death while taking a snap of herself on a clifftop in western India.

He also noted that although the act of taking a selfie isn't unsafe, it becomes so when people take risks to get the flawless shot.

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