259 people died taking selfies between 2011 – 2017

A new study claims that an insane amount of people died wile taking selfies between 2011 and 2017.

Researchers concluded that 259 lost their life trying to get that perfect selfie during the 6-year period, according to the Washington Post. The number one cause of selfie-related deaths was drowning followed by transportation (getting hit by a car while taking a selfie in the street) and falling.  This figure does not include those who are lucky enough to be rescued while attempting to take a risky selfie.

India was found to have had the most deaths – with Russia, The United States, and Pakistan not too far behind.

“What worries me the most is that it is a preventable cause of death,” Agam Bansal, the study’s lead author, told The Post. “Taking a toll on these many numbers just because you want a perfect selfie because you want a lot of likes, shares on Facebook, Twitter or other social media, I don’t think this is worth compromising a life for such a thing.”

And he has a point, though he probably wouldn’t score a lot of likes or retweets with it.


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