New Delhi: A recent study by scholars from Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information Delhi has said that India has had the maximum number of selfie-deaths than any country over the last two years.

According to the study, at least 25 people have died worldwide since March 2014 after trying to take selfies and also in most of the cases, men are the ones who have suffered the most.

“At least 127 people worldwide have died since March 2014 after posing or trying to pose for selfies, the “Me, Myself and My Killfie” paper revealed on Friday. The study also showed that men suffered over 75% of selfie fatalities even though women are more likely to take selfies,” reported Daily news.

The main reason for the deaths has been found out to be falls from buildings or mountains, followed by people struck by trains and people who drowned in water bodies.

Out of 127 selfie deaths worldwide, 76 deaths have been reported from India alone and most of the people who died were below the age of 24.

“Clicking selfies has become a symbol of self-expression and often people portray their adventurous side by uploading crazy selfies. This has proved to be dangerous,” the study said.

The second country with maximum number of selfie deaths included Pakistan (9), followed by USA (8) and Russia (6).

 

First Published | 18 November 2016 5:16 PM
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