Moscow:A 21-year-old Russian woman shot herself in the head when she tried to take a selfie with a pellet gun pointed at her temple, Moscow police reported on Friday.

She pulled the trigger of an air gun left behind by a security guard while trying to take the selfie in her office on Thursday, Efe news agency reported.

She survived the accident, but was hospitalised by the rubber bullet.

Incidentally, on Thursday, another Russian man nearly lost his life while trying to take a selfie when climbing an arched bridge in central Moscow.

The man fell, plunged to the ground and hit the asphalt, but also managed to survive despite having suffered several injuries, for which he was also hospitalised.

The self-portrait photo taken with a mobile phone or webcam known as a selfie has led to numerous accidents, some with tragic results.

On Monday, a ninth grader died in the Russian city of St. Petersburg after falling from a fifth floor fire escape, which he had climbed to take a selfie.