Open main menu

Wikipedia β

List of selfie-related injuries and deaths

"Danger! No Selfie Sticks on the platform" sign at a West Japan Railway Company station

This is a list of serious injuries and deaths in which one or more subjects of a selfie were killed or injured, either before, during or after having taken a photo of themselves, with the accident at least in part attributed to the taking of the photo.

The United States Department of Transportation estimated that during 2014, the so-called "year of the selfie",[1][2] 33,000 people were injured while driving and using a cell-phone in some fashion, which can include talking, listening, and "manual button/control actuation" including taking, uploading, downloading, editing, or opening of selfies.[3] A 2015 survey by Erie Insurance Group found that 4% of all drivers admitted to taking selfies while driving.[4]

The Washington Post reported in January 2016 that "about half" of at least 27 "selfie related [sic]" deaths in 2015 had occurred in India.[5] No official data on the number of people who died taking selfies in India exists, but reports show from 2014 up to August 2016, there have been at least 54 deaths in India while taking selfies.[6] The Indian Tourism Ministry asked states to identify and barricade ‘selfie danger’ areas, its first national attempt to deal with the selfie deaths. Mumbai police identified at least 16 danger zones after a man drowned attempting to save a selfie-taker.[6] No-selfie zones were also established in certain areas of the Kumbh Mela because organizers feared bottlenecks caused by selfie-takers could spark stampedes.[5]



Date Country Casualties Type Description Source(s)
15 October 2011 United States 3 Transport Three teenagers (two sisters and a friend) were killed by a train while posing for a selfie, which is just visible in the final picture they posted to Facebook along with the caption "Standing right by a train ahaha this is awesome!!!!". [7][8]


Date Country Casualties Type Description Source(s)
13 December 2013 England 1 Other A 17-year-old girl committed suicide by jumping in front a tube train. She took a selfie of the incident which she titled "last pic before I die". She was reportedly distraught over gossip about pictures she’d sent to a boy. [9]
27 December 2013 Lebanon 1 Other A group of six teenagers posed for a selfie in Beirut. In the background a car can be seen pulling up behind them. The car exploded in a terrorist attack, killing one of the teenagers. [10]


Date Country Casualties Type Description Source(s)
March 2014 Spain 1 Electrocution A 21-year-old Spanish man died from electrocution after climbing on top of a train to take a selfie with friends and touching a wire that (contrary to the assumptions of the group) turned out to be live. One of the friends was hospitalized in serious condition. [11]
April 2014 United States 1 Transport A 32-year-old woman from North Carolina was driving when her vehicle veered across the center median, collided with a recycling truck, left the road, hit a tree, and burst into flames - moments after posting selfies online. The truck driver was unharmed. [12][13]
May 2014 India 1 Transport A 15-year-old boy was killed by a speeding train while posing for a selfie on the tracks. [14]
June 2014 Italy 1 Fall A 16-year-old girl died in Taranto after plunging 60 feet onto rocks while she was trying to take a photograph of herself on the seafront. [15]
July 2014 Philippines 1 Fall A 14-year-old high school student in the Philippines fell to her death after losing her balance while taking a selfie with a friend near a staircase landing of their school in suburban Pasig. According to doctors, she sustained a sharp blow to the head from the fall and broke a rib which pierced a kidney. [16]
August 2014 Philippines 1 Firearm A 15-year-old boy in the Philippines was critically wounded after accidentally shooting himself while taking a selfie in which his other hand was holding a gun to his chin. [17]
2 August 2014 Mexico 1 Firearm A 21-year-old man was drinking with friends and took a selfie to post on Facebook. He posed with a gun pointed at his face. The gun accidentally went off and he was declared dead at the scene. [18][19]
August 2014 Portugal 2 Fall A Polish couple fell to their death off a cliff in Portugal after crossing a safety barrier to take a selfie with their children. Their two children who were present at the scene survived. [20]
August 2014 India 1 Electrocution In Kerala, a 14-year-old boy was electrocuted while attempting to take a selfie on top of a stationary train. [21]
August 2014 United States 1 Transport A 36-year-old man, of Niagara, N.D., struck and killed a 54-year-old woman of Portland, N.D. while driving. She was riding a bicycle and he was distracted as he took a selfie, striking her from behind with his vehicle. [22]
October 2014 Philippines 1 Drowned An 18-year-old woman in the Philippines was posing for a group selfie on a beach with friends. She was captured by a strong wave and drowned. [23][24][25]
November 2014 Spain 1 Fall A 23-year-old student from Poland fell to her death while trying to take a selfie on the ledge of the Triana Bridge in Seville, Spain. [26][27]


Date Country Casualties Type Description Source(s)
January 2015 South Africa 1 Fall A 21-year-old woman died after falling from Northcliff Hill, Johannesburg, as a male companion was setting up a tripod for a selfie. Reports vary as to the identity of the companion. [28][29]
January 2015 Russia 2 Other Two young men died in the Ural mountains after they pulled the pin from a live hand grenade to take a selfie. The phone with the picture remained as evidence of the circumstance of their deaths. [30]
January 2015 India 3 Transport Three students aged 20 to 22 died trying to take a "daredevil selfie" close to an oncoming train on railway tracks of Mathura, near Kosikala. [31]
4 February 2015 India 1 Transport An Israeli man traveling on a train from Mumbai to Goa in India was attempting to take a selfie and fell out of the moving train, resulting in his death. [32]
21 February 2015 United States 1 Transport A man in Kalama, Washington, stepped out onto a railroad track to take a selfie with himself and a woman with a passing train in the background. The man misjudged which track the oncoming train was on and was struck and died at the scene. [33]
March 2015 India 7 Drowned Seven youths drowned while taking selfies on Mangrul Lake near Kuhi, about 20 km from Nagpur, India. Their boat had tipped over as they were standing up to pose. [34][35]
April 2015 Serbia 1 Transport A 22-year-old man was trying to recreate a scene from his favorite movie Barking at the Stars by running in front of a train, beating it and being hailed a hero. As he ran in front of the train, he tried to take a selfie to document the scene. He was killed instantly when the express train hit him at full speed in the village of Lacarak near the northern Serbian town of Sremska Mitrovica. [36]
1 April 2015 Italy 1 Fall A 60-year-old German tourist skiing in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy was reported missing when he failed to pick up his children from ski school. Subsequent investigation found that while skiing alone, he took off his skis and went off-trail to take a selfie next to a cliff, where he slipped and plunged 200 metres to his death. [37]
May 2015 Romania 2 Electrocution An 18-year-old died when she attempted to take the "ultimate selfie", posing with a friend on top of a train in the north-eastern Romanian city of Iași when her leg touched a live wire above which electrocuted her with 27,000 volts. A 17-year-old friend who accompanied her was hospitalised. [38]
May 2015 Russia 1 Electrocution A teenage boy climbed on a railway bridge in the Ryazan region in Russia to take a selfie and died when he came in contact with live wires. [39]
May 2015 Russia 1 Firearm A 21-year-old woman asked a security guard at her office to give her a 9-millimeter rubber-bullet pistol for taking a selfie and accidentally shot herself in the head, sustaining heavy injuries. [40]
May 2015 Indonesia 1 Fall A 21-year-old man from Yogyakarta fell into the crater of Mount Merapi while attempting to take a selfie and died. [41][42]
May 2015 Indonesia 1 Fall A Singaporean tourist died after falling into the sea while taking a selfie on a cliff in Nusa Lembongan, an island off the coast of Bali [43]
June 2015 Pakistan 1 Firearm A 15-year-old boy in Pakistan was taking selfies with a toy gun when police opened fire on him, killing him. [44]
June 2015 Russia 2 Electrocution Two teenage girls were electrocuted, but survived, at a railroad yard in the city of Taganrog in southern Russia. They tried to climb on the tank car of an old freight train that was standing at the platform in order to take a selfie, but didn’t realize it was still in use and on a live track. [45]
June 2015 Croatia 1 Fall A 54-year-old Slovak tourist visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia fell to her death from a rock while taking a selfie. [46][47]
July 2015 Russia 1 Fall A 21-year-old university graduate died after falling from a bridge while she was trying to take a memorable selfie next to the Moscow International Business Center. [48]
July 2015 United States 1 Animal A man from San Diego was hospitalised for five days following an attempt to take a selfie with a rattlesnake which then bit him. [49][50]
July 2015 United States 1 Animal A woman in Yellowstone National Park was gored by an American bison while taking a selfie. She was treated for injuries. [51]
July 2015 Philippines 1 Transport A woman vacationing in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, asked her family to stop their car so she could take a selfie by the side of the road with a scenic view. She was hit by a speeding motorcycle while taking the picture. She was taken to hospital and died. The driver of the motorcycle was a minor. [52]
August 2015 Spain 1 Animal A man was gored to death in the annual bull-running festival in the town of Villaseca de la Sagra while trying to take a selfie with a bull. [53]
August 2015 China 1 Fall A man was discovered with his phone and selfie stick at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff at Long Men waterfall in Zhejiang. Based on photographic evidence on his phone, local police speculated that he lost his footing while taking a selfie and fell to his death. It was not known when he died or how long his body had been there. [54]
September 2015 United States 1 Firearm A 19-year-old from Houston died after trying to take an Instagram selfie while holding a loaded gun to his head. He accidentally fired the gun and shot himself in the throat. [55]
September 2015 India 1 Fall A Japanese tourist fell down a staircase to his death while taking a selfie at the Taj Mahal, Agra, India. [56]
September 2015 Russia 1 Fall A 17-year-old student, Andrey Retrovsky from Vologda, Russia, fell to his death attempting to take a selfie while hanging from a rope from a nine-story building. The rope snapped. Retrovsky was known for taking 'extreme' selfies and posting them to his Instagram account "drewsssik". [57][58]
September 2015 India 1 Fall An engineering student died while taking selfies with friends at Kolli Hills, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, when the rock on which he was standing cracked and gave way, plunging him 60 feet and causing his death from head injuries. [59][60]
October 2015 Spain 1 Electrocution A 14-year-old from Barcelona was hospitalised with electric shock after trying to take a selfie on the roof of a train car. [61]
October 2015 Chile 1 Fall A 68-year-old Belgian woman was visiting the El Tatio geyser field located within the Andes Mountains of northern Chile. While attempting to take a selfie in front of an active geyser she stepped backwards and fell into the scalding hot water. Her husband pulled her out, but she died in hospital days later from burns over 85 per cent of her body. [62]
November 2015 India 2 Drowned Two engineering students of Wadhwan, Gujarat, drowned in Narmada Canal after slipping down the bank while taking selfies. [63]
November 2015 India 2 Transport A first-year student of College Sourav Dey died and another was critically injured in the Kalyani area in Nadia district of West Bengal, India, as they were run over by a train while they were taking selfies. [64]
November 2015 India 1 Electrocution A 14-year-old boy, who was trying to take a selfie atop a stationary train wagon at Nahur station yard in Mumbai, was electrocuted and died a few hours later. He accidentally came in contact with a 25,000-volt overhead wire and suffered 80 percent burns. [65][66]
December 2015 Pakistan 1 Transport A 22-year-old man, the son of a railway employee of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, died while attempting to take a selfie while standing on the track in front of a moving train. [67]
December 2015 Turkey 5 Transport Five teenagers laid down in the middle of the road near an airport to take a selfie with a plane landing in the background. It was at night, and a truck driver did not see them and accidentally ran them over, killing two of them. The teenagers had been drinking. [68]



  • A 19-year-old student fell to her death from the top of a 20-story apartment building in Manila, Philippines, while taking a selfie. According to her classmate, "she was not satisfied with the photos they had taken so she decided to climb up the parapet wall".[69]
  • A 20-year-old fell to his death while taking a selfie from the top of the Reasi Fort at Jammu and Kashmir, India.[70]
  • A 20-year-old college student drowned at Bandstand Promenade in Bandra, Mumbai. She is believed to have been swept away in the high tide. According to the woman's friends, they were taking selfies, standing on the rock, close to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL). "The girls were standing 50 metres away from the shore when the water suddenly rose. They did not notice water rising and remained on the rock taking pictures (selfies). One of the girls was pulled into the water due to high tide."[71][72]


  • A Nepalese woman drowned in the Narayani River. She dived into the river to save her friend who slipped into the water while the two were taking selfies together near the bank. The woman who originally fell was rescued but her friend who tried to save her died.[73]
  • A 16-year-old boy was killed by a passenger train while taking a selfie with an approaching train in Chennai, India. "The teen reportedly walked in front of the train and waited for it to come closer before taking the photo."[74]
  • A college student drowned after falling off of the Waldevi Dam in Nashik, India, while taking a selfie.[75][76]
  • Three students of Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences drowned after falling in an irrigation canal in Hulivana village, 180 km from Bengaluru, India, reportedly while they were taking selfies.[77]
  • February 18 – An Argentinian crowd seeking selfies was held responsible for the death of a La Plata dolphin.[78] It has however been claimed that the dolphin was already dead.[79]
  • February 22 – Five people in Anjuna, Goa, fell off a cliff and were injured after a gate they were leaning on gave way during a group selfie.[80]


  • On March 2, a 43-year-old man in Concrete, Washington, accidentally shot himself in the face with a gun and died while taking a selfie. He thought the gun was unloaded.[81]
  • On March 5, 22-year-old from Melbourne, Australia, was shot in the face with a sawn-off shotgun while posing for a selfie with the gun. The gun was fired by a friend who was holding it. The shooter fled the scene and was charged with murder.[82][83]
  • On March 12, a 30-year-old man fell off Lion Rock in Hong Kong while taking a selfie and died.[84]


  • On April 5, 2016, a 16-year-old climbed a rock fountain at a zoo in Hyderabad, India, apparently to take a selfie. He slipped, fell into the water and may have hit his head on a rock. He was taken to hospital where his death was recorded.[85][86]
  • On April 15, 2016, two youths were run over by a train while taking selfies on the railway tracks at Purushottampur railway crossing in Chunar area in Mirzapur district in Uttar Pradesh, India.[87]
  • A 16-year-old boy died while taking a selfie at a railway crossing in Saharanpur, a town in Uttar Pradesh, India.[88]
  • On 26 April, while taking a selfie, a 25-year-old youth fell off the Dolphin Nose cliff near Vattakanal village, situated eight km from the Kodaikanal Lake, Tamil Nadu, India.[89]


  • A 15-year-old boy from Pathankot, India, died on 1 May 2016 after he accidentally shot himself with his father's revolver while taking a selfie with the gun pointed at his head.[90][91]
  • A Chinese businessman, at a local wildlife park in the city of Rongcheng, Shangdong province, was drowned by a walrus after taking several selfies and videos with the animal. A zookeeper was also drowned in the same incident after attempting to save the man.[92]


  • An 18-year-old boy drowned in the Ganges river while taking a selfie after bathing with his mother and a friend in Nabadwip of West Bengal state in India on 3 June 2016.[93]
  • On June 3, a 15-year-old from Overland, Missouri, accidentally shot and killed himself while attempting to take a selfie at home posing with his father's gun.[94]
  • On 12 June, a 23-year-old fell into the water and drowned at Sindhrot check dam near Vadodara, India, while taking a selfie. His friend jumped into the water to save him, he also drowned.[95]
  • On June 18, a 37-year-old EMS lieutenant of the New York City Fire Department, was mountain climbing near Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains. She was on a ledge at the top of Roaring Brook Falls preparing to take a selfie when she disappeared from sight. Rescue services found her body in the water at the base of the falls.[96][97]
  • On 22 June, seven people were swept away and drowned to death while taking a selfie in the river Ganges in Kanpur, Uttarpradesh, India. They were a 21-year-old, two 20-year-olds, a 19-year-old, a 31-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 24-year-old. According to a police official, they had gone for a picnic at Kanpur Ganga Barrage when one of the party tried to take a selfie by standing on the edge of the barrage and tripped and fell into the Ganges. The river was already in spate due to rains in the region. The six others, in an attempt to save him, jumped into the river but were themselves swept away by the current.[98]
  • A third year engineering student of a Lonavla-based college and hailing from Nashik, lost his balance while taking a selfie from the Amrutanjan bridge and fell down next to the Pune-Mumbai Expressway in Maharashtra, India. He died on the spot.[99][100]
  • On June 29, a 28-year-old South Korean tourist plunged 1,600 feet (490 m) off a cliff at Gocta waterfall in the Amazonas Region of Peru. He was attempting to take a picture of himself. Divers and mountain rescue teams were brought in to recover the body submerged more than 20 feet underwater at the base of the falls.[101]
  • On June 29, a 51-year-old German tourist visiting Machu Picchu in Peru, fell 130 feet (40 m) to his death after he lost his footing while leaping into the air for a "flying selfie".[101][102]
  • A 20-year-old Canadian tourist plunged off a 75 meters (246 ft) viewpoint in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, while trying to take a selfie. His fall was broken by tree branches and he survived with injuries. It was the park's second selfie accident in a year.[46][47]


  • Mussoorie, July 2, Priyank Gupta (32), a resident of Mali Mohalla, near Saharanpur Chowk, Dehradun (India), lost his life after he fell in a 150-feet deep gorge while taking a selfie near Chunakhaal on Dehradun-Mussoorie road in Uttarakhand, India. This is not the first incident of this kind on the road. Last year, a youth died when he stepped backwards and fell into a deep gorge while his friend was clicking a picture.[103]
  • On July 6, four students were taking selfies near Purva waterfall on Tamas River in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, India. They were unaware of an oncoming flash flood and all four were swept away and drowned.[104]
  • Two students drowned while taking selfies at Kosi Dam near Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India. A group of students were taking selfies and became trapped in a vortex; the rest were saved.[105]
  • On July 12, a 36-year-old and a friend climbed to a mountain peak at Khandala, India, against warnings. There they took selfies with a waterfall in the background, but the 36-year-old slipped and fell into a 200-foot-deep quarry and died.[106]
  • On July 12 in southern Nepal, a truck driver stopped for a wild herd of 21 elephants crossing the road. The driver exited his vehicle to take a selfie with the animals. The herd attacked and killed the man.[107]
  • On July 13 in the province of Hung Yen, Vietnam, two men aged 21 and 28 were hit and killed by a train while taking a selfie on the tracks. Bystanders tried to shout warnings at the men but they could not hear them due to wearing earphones.[108]
  • A married couple ages 40 and 42, from Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu, were swept away by a "giant wave" in Kanyakumari, India, on 17 July 2016 while they were taking a selfie.[109]
  • In an incident reported on July 19, two people were taking selfies at Alekan waterfall in Charmadi Ghat, India. The two, Hanumanthappa (34) and Nagabhushan (38), residents of Chitradurga district, lost balance and fell into the waterfall. They were both killed.[110]
  • On July 23 at Amboli Falls, a popular tourist destination in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra, India, a youth fell into a 60-foot-deep gorge while taking a selfie. He died.[111]
  • On July 27, a 24-year-old woman was swept away to her death by the swollen waters of Baandal river near Maldevta area on the outskirts of Dehradun, India. She was taking a selfie at the time of the incident, bringing the toll of selfie deaths in Dehradun to four for the year.[112]
  • On July 30, a national-level athlete slipped and fell into a pond while taking a selfie near a harvesting plant at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bhopal. The 20-year-old, did not know how to swim. Her two companions, who also were unable to swim, ran for help. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.[113][114]
  • On July 31, a 24-year-old Indian man, a well-known local-level wrestler from Bhadohi, fell to his death while taking a selfie near the Vindham waterfall in Uttar Pradesh. A friend who dived into the water to rescue him was taken to the hospital in critical condition.[115][116]


  • On August 2, a 22-year-old Florida woman accidentally shot her phone while taking a picture of herself for Snapchat while posing with a 40-caliber pistol. She suffered minor injuries to her hand. The phone was shattered.[117]
  • On August 3, a 22-year-old engineering student from Andhra Pradesh was vacationing with six friends in Tamil Nadu state, South India. While taking a selfie standing on the edge of a 2,000-foot-deep gorge at Vilpatti village on upper Kodaikanal hill, he slipped and plunged to his death.[118]
  • On August 7, a 27-year-old lawyer from India was visiting Mandoshi ghat, near Bhimashanjar. She and her husband were sitting on boulders that form a safety barrier from a 100-foot gorge below. As she positioned herself for a selfie, one of the boulders came loose in wet earth, and she slipped over the edge. Her husband attempted to arrest her fall but was unable to hold on. She sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital by her husband, where she was pronounced dead.[119]
  • On August 9, an 11-year-old Pakistani girl drowned while attempting to take a selfie at the Kunhar River, which flows through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The girl's mother jumped into the fast-moving river to save her but she was also swept away and drowned. On seeing both his daughter and wife in trouble the father jumped in; he also drowned. The dead bodies of the mother and her daughter were found; the father's body was missing. The six-year-old son of the family was a witness of the tragedy.[120][121]
  • On August 12, a 22-year-old student of Kherva Ganpat University, Mehsana in Gujarat, India, climbed a glass dome on the third-floor terrace of a building to take a selfie. The fragile glass collapsed and she plunged 70 feet to the ground floor and was killed. Selfies were subsequently banned at the school in "risky places".[122]
  • On August 12, four Indians aged 15–19 were taking selfies in the ocean surf in Maharashtra. Unsatisfied with the pictures and ignoring a storm, they went further out from shore. They were carried away by a large wave and their bodies not recovered.[123]
  • On August 15, a class 12 student residing at Peelamedu, India, was sightseeing with friends and noticed a huge well dug in a field. While leaning over the edge of the well to take a selfie to show its depth, he slipped and fell in. The well is 120 feet deep with a water level of 60 feet. He died in the well before he could be rescued.[124]
  • On August 16, a 35-year-old Indian woman from Muzaffarnagar was taking a selfie with a gun when it fired. She sustained serious injuries.[125]
  • On August 20, a Pakistani man drowned while attempting to take a selfie at the Kunhar River that flows through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. His cousin jumped in to save him, but she was also swept away and drowned. It was the second selfie-related death incident on the Kunhar River in August.[126]
  • On August 21, three Pakistani women were killed while taking selfies near a road at Lake Saiful Muluk. They were inside a melt hole, or cave, at the front edge of a receding glacier when the roof collapsed and they were crushed.[127][128]


  • On September 17 in India, six young women (engineering students from Vaagdevi college of Engineering, Bollikunta) were standing on a rock at the edge of a reservoir in Warangal district of Telangana, taking selfies. One student slipped and fell into the lake, and one after another the rest went in to save her. One student survived, five drowned.[129][130]
  • A 66-year-old Italian tourist visiting Kenya was having breakfast with his wife in a tent at the Swara Camp in Kulalu ranch. He saw wild elephants and approached them closely. While taking a selfie he was charged by an elephant, sustained serious injuries to his leg and died at the camp.[131]


  • On October 1, a 19-year-old man from Nepal was taking a selfie when he slipped off a cliff and fell into Dordi stream in Lamjung district. His body was not immediately recovered.[132]
  • On October 1, two teenagers from Hyderabad were taking selfies in a quarry recently filled with rainwater. They went too deep and, unable to swim to shore, they drowned.[133]
  • On October 8, two Sri Lankan girls were visiting Ain Garziz in Oman with their families. While at a picnic, they were taking selfies near a deep spring. One girl slipped into the spring and grabbed the hand of the other. She was unable to pull her companion out and was dragged down into the water where both of the girls drowned.[134]
  • A 25-year-old Indian man fell to his death while taking a selfie with his friends at Lion's Point Valley near Lonavla. He slipped and fell 200 feet (61 m) into a gorge and died on the spot.[135]
  • On October 9, a Chinese woman visiting Sri Lanka fell from a moving train while taking a selfie. She later died from her injuries.[136]
  • On October 11, a student drowned in the river Jaldhaka at Bindu village, Kalimpong subdivision in West Bengal. The body was retrieved four days later.[137]
  • A 25-year-old software engineer fell into a river and drowned in Gajapati, Odisha, India, while taking a selfie.[138]
  • A 12-year-old Russian schoolgirl climbed over a balcony on the 17th floor of a building and fell while taking a selfie.[139]


  • On November 11, two students drowned while taking selfies; they were swept away by currents in the Nagarjuna Sagar canal.[140][141]



  • A 21-year-old engineering student died when he was hit by a speeding train while trying to click a selfie on 1 January 2017, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.[142][143]
  • In Sukkur, Pakistan, a man fell into the River Indus and drowned on 4 January 2017 as he tried to capture his selfie at the Lansdowne Bridge. Asif Jamil, a resident of Christian Colony, was visiting the bridge with his wife for a picnic.[144]
  • In Rijeka, Croatia, on 6 January 2017, two men climbed the container on the train composition where they wanted to take a selfie. A 20-year-old was killed and his 19-year-old friend is still in serious condition and doctors are fighting for his life[needs update], because of burns of second- and third-degree on more than 70 percent of his body as a result of electric shock of 25,000 volts.[145]
  • A second-year college student died while taking a selfie in front of a running train on a railway track in Chandrakona Road, West Midnapur district, West Bengal, India, on 14 January 2017. He was immediately hit by the speeding train and died on the spot.[146]
  • On January 13, 2017, a woman, Ashana Bhandari, fell into Alaknanda river while she was trying to take a selfie near Koteshwar temple in Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, India. In another such incident in 2016, a 24-year-old woman fell into Song river at Maldevta on the outskirts of Dehradun while she was trying to take a selfie.[147]
  • Two teenagers were crushed under a train while posing between two railway tracks at Anand Vihar, east Delhi, on 14 January 2017. They had decided to go to the Anand Vihar railway lines to click "daring selfies" for their social media profiles.[148]
  • On 25 January, a 22-year-old man died while attempting to take a selfie on the railway tracks near Dhuri Lines, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. A passenger train hit him while he was taking selfies.[149]


  • On 5 February 2017, a 22-year-old college student died after falling into a 50-metre-deep ravine while taking a selfie near Kolukhet on Dehradun-Mussoorie road in Uttarakhand, India.[150]
  • In February 2017, four women were taking selfies on a rock in a river in New Zealand, ignoring a warning siren signalling a dam was about to be opened. One of the women, a 21-year-old university student, was swept to her death by the dam surge.[151][152]


  • In the City of Chínipas, Chihuahua, Mexico, on March 29, 2017, Nitzia (18 yo) and Clarissa (17 yo) went to see horse races to a track right next to a runway. Nitzia and Clarissa decided to get on top of their pickup's roof, and started taking selfies as a plane was landing. The plane's wing fatally injured both girls.[153]


  • Police said Taraknath Makal was travelling by train with four friends – all aged between 25 and 30 years – when he reportedly leaned out of the door to take a selfie photograph. However, he lost his footing and fell off the train. Makal’s companions jumped out to save him, but ended up getting mowed down by another train coming from the opposite direction. While the four friends – Sumit Kumar, Sanjiv Polley, Kajal Saha and Chandan Polley – lost their lives, Makal is fighting for his life in a hospital.[needs update] The incident occurred between Liluah and Belur stations, in the vicinity of Howrah, India.[154]
  • On 30 April, a Scot was knocked down and killed after trying to take a selfie on a German motorway. He was with two friends when he was hit by a car on the A24 Autobahn in Gudow, near Hamburg. Witnesses reported seeing the three men taking "cell phone pictures of themselves". [155]


  • Two youths 21 and 22 years old from Hooghly district, India, drowned in a fish pond while taking a selfie on May 24, as they did not know how to swim. They were taking selfies in waist-deep water but suddenly, the duo slipped from the bank and went underwater. The locals first failed to find their bodies. Later, divers from Kolkata recovered both the bodies from the pond. [156]
  • At Alwal Railway station near Secunderabad, India, a man died while another lost his hand when the duo was run over by a moving train while clicking selfies on Tuesday, May 30.[157]


  • On 11 June 2017, two youths from same family in Sri Lanka were killed when they were hit by a train while they were taking a selfie standing on the rail track. According to the police, the two brothers, aged 25 and 12, were standing on the coastal train track between the Bambalapitiya and Kollupitiya stations and attempting to take a selfie when they were hit by Aluthgama bound express train from Maradana to Galle. [158]
  • A 24-year-old groom was killed and his bride seriously injured when the newly-wed couple tried to take a selfie on the railway track at Kahawa, in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka on June 13. According to eye witnesses, the couple had ignored warning signals given by the people in the area saying that the train was coming. [159]
  • On June 11, three children were killed and one was injured by a train, when two 12- and 13-year-old boys and two 10- and 13-year-old girls were trying to make a selfie on the background of the train in Nadezhdinsky District of Primorsky Krai, 43 km northwest of Vladivostok, Russia.[160][161]
  • On June 13, a 15-year-old boy was killed when he tried to climb onto a high-voltage wire in Perm Krai, Russia.[162]
  • On June 16, a 17-year-old teen boy was killed when he took a selfie near a high-voltage electric cable in Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia.[162]
  • On June 17, a 14-year-old girl was killed by electrocution when taking a selfie on a railway bridge in Moscow Oblast, Russia, when her head accidentally touched the overhead wires.[162]


  • On July 1, four undergraduate students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria were taking selfies in a canoe while boating on a campus pond. The canoe capsized. Two students who could swim barely made it to safety while two others drowned.[163]
  • On July 26, a local girl fell off a bridge in Budapest suffering serious injuries while taking a selfie.[164]


  1. ^ CNN, Naomi Ng, for. "Twitter declares 2014 year of the selfie". CNN. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "The year of the selfie". Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Distracted Driving 2014 (DOT HS 812 260)". DOT NHTSA. April 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Ashley Halsey III (March 30, 2015). "Flossing, selfies, romantic encounters: Driving distractions, by the numbers". Washington Post. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Annie Gowen (14 January 2016). "More people died taking selfies in India last year than anywhere else in the world — The Washington Post". The Washington Post. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Freeze frame: States asked to spot ‘selfie danger’ areas". Hindustan Times. August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Selfie Tragedy Forever Impacts Those Left Behind". InsideTrack. Union Pacific Railroad. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Hollenhorst, John; Page, Jared; Romboy, Dennis; Leonard, Wendy (16 October 2011). "Utah County community mourns loss of teenagers hit by train". Deseret News. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Teenager leapt in front of Tube train after taking selfie called 'last pic before I die' inquest hears". Mirror. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Teen in Beirut bombing 'selfie' dies". 29 December 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Man dies while taking selfie on top of train". The Local (Spain). 18 March 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  12. ^ Withnall, Adam (27 April 2014). "Selfie crash death: Woman dies in head-on collision seconds after uploading pictures of herself and ‘HAPPY’ status to Facebook". The Independent. 
  13. ^ "Woman Dies After Posting Selfie While Driving". The News Wheel. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Correspondent, By Akhel Mathew, (2014-05-22). "Selfie boy, 15, killed by train in Kerala". Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  15. ^ Mackay, Don (2014-06-12). "Teenager plunges 60ft to death onto rocks after 'trying to take selfie'". Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  16. ^ Felongco, Gilbert P. (4 July 2014). "Student falls to death while taking 'selfie'". Gulf News. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "15-year-old boy accidentally shoots self while taking selfie". ANC Yahoo News. 22 August 2014. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. 
  18. ^ Zoe Szathmary (August 3, 2016). "Man accidentally kills himself with a shot to the head while posing for gun selfie on Facebook". Daily Mail. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  19. ^ Moran, Lee (4 August 2014). "Mexican man accidentally shoots himself in head while posing for selfie". New York Daily News. Retrieved 14 March 2016. Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, had reportedly been drinking with pals in Mexico City last weekend when he pointed the loaded gun at his face for the snap. 
  20. ^ "Video: Polish couple killed in cliff fall after posing for 'selfies'". The Daily Telegraph. 11 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Selfie attempt atop stationary train claims Kerala teen's life". The Indian Express. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  22. ^ Becky Jacobs (February 24, 2016). "Man sentenced to 6 months in jail for killing cyclist in 2014 accident". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  23. ^ Lazzaro, Sage (16 October 2014). "18-Year-Old Dies Attempting Beach Birthday Selfie". The New York Observer. 
  24. ^ Corrales, Nestor (15 October 2014). "Selfie in front of Bangui windmills turns deadly". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  25. ^ "Student drowns while trying to take selfie at Ilocos beach". GMA News Online. 14 October 2014. 
  26. ^ Readhead, Harry (5 November 2014). "Tourist Sylwia Rajchel dies after falling from Puente de Triana bridge, Seville, taking selfie". Metro News. 
  27. ^ Lazzaro, Sage (5 November 2014). "Tourist Falls to Death Taking Selfie on Puente de Trianak Bridge". The New York Observer. 
  28. ^ "Joburg woman in deadly fall was on first date". News24. 19 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "Tragic love story: Woman falls to her death while taking selfie on first date". The New Paper. 12 May 2015. 
  30. ^ "Russia launches 'safe selfie' guide in light of deaths". 7 July 2015. 
  31. ^ Mishra, Ishita (27 January 2015). "Selfie in front of running train costs three college-goers their life". The Times of India. 
  32. ^ "Israeli plunges to death from India train while taking selfie". The Times of Israel. February 6, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  33. ^ pmalatesta (February 23, 2015). "Man struck and killed by train while posing for selfie". WGN-TV. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  34. ^ "Nagpur: Seven youths drown in lake while taking a selfie". ABP Live. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  35. ^ Press Trust of India (23 March 2015). "Seven youths drown in lake". Business Standard. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  36. ^ Dominic Smith (April 9, 2015). "Film fan killed while taking selfie in front of train was 'trying to recreate favourite movie scene'". The Mirror. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  37. ^ "German tourist dies in Italy selfie fall". The Local. April 2, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  38. ^ Buchanan, Rose Troup (15 May 2015). "Romanian teenager dies attempting to take 'ultimate selfie'". The Independent. 
  39. ^ "Death snap: Russia launches 'safe selfie' guide". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 July 2015. 
  40. ^ "Snuff selfie: 21yo Russian woman shoots self in head posing for photo". Russia Today. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  41. ^ "Mt. Merapi to prepare selfie spot for visitors". Jakarta Post. 18 June 2015. 
  42. ^ Muryanto, Bambang (17 May 2015). "Mt. Merapi climber falls into crater". Jakarta Post. 
  43. ^ Erviani, Ni Komang (22 May 2015). "Singaporean dies when taking selfie in Bali". Jakarta Post. 
  44. ^ "Pakistan Police Shoots 15-Year-Old Boy Taking Selfie with Toy Gun". NDTV. June 23, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  45. ^ "Two teenage girls fighting for life after electric shock while trying to snap selfies on top of train". 11 June 2015. 
  46. ^ a b "Be careful- A risky selfie can lead you to death". Daily Times. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  47. ^ a b "Stop taking 'stupid and dangerous selfies' Crotia says after Canadian falls off cliff". CTV News. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  48. ^ "21yo woman dies in fall from Moscow bridge while taking selfie". Russia Today. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  49. ^ Carr, Simon (24 July 2015). "Rattlesnake selfie: Man nearly killed posing with snake for picture landed with £100k medical bill". mirror. 
  50. ^ O'Connell, Oliver (22 July 2015). "San Diego's Todd Fassler who suffered rattlesnake bite given $153k medical bill". Daily Mail Online. 
  51. ^ "Bison selfies are a bad idea: Tourist gored in Yellowstone as another photo goes awry". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  52. ^ "Balikbayan dies while taking ‘selfie’ on Pagudpud highway". GMA Network. July 22, 2015. Archived from the original on February 9, 2016. 
  53. ^ Sobot, Rita (10 August 2015). "Man gored to death by bull while taking a 'selfie'". Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  54. ^ Qin Xie (September 3, 2015). "Man fell off 100 foot cliff and died while taking photos of himself using a selfie stick". Daily Mail. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  55. ^ Golby, Joel (2 September 2015). "A Teenager Has Accidentally Shot Himself Dead While Taking a Selfie". Vice. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  56. ^ "Japan tourist at Taj Mahal 'dies after fall'". BBC. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  57. ^ "Schoolboy killed while taking extreme selfie". Yahoo! Canada. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  58. ^ Mark Piggott (September 30, 2015). "Selfie dangers: Teen falls 9 floors to his death as he poses on rooftop in Russia". International Business Times. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  59. ^ "Engineering Student falls off cliff trying to take selfie, dies in TN". The Hindu. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  60. ^ "Attempt to take selfie turns fatal for engineering student". India Today. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  61. ^ "Un menor de 14 años resulta electrocutado cuando se hacía un selfi en el techo de un tren". 20 minutos. 19 October 2015. 
  62. ^ Rita Sobot (October 16, 2015). "Selfie-taking tourist dies in hospital after falling into boiling geyser". The Mirror. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  63. ^ "2 engg students drown trying to click selfies in Surendranagar". The Times of India. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  64. ^ Staff Reporter (28 November 2015). "One killed in accident while taking selfies on rail track". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  65. ^ IANS (4 November 2015). "Mumbai schoolboy dies while taking selfie atop train". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  66. ^ Liu Chuen Chen (4 November 2015). "Mumbai teen electrocuted to death while taking selfie atop train". India Today. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  67. ^ "Young Pakistani man dies while attempting selfie with moving train". Al Arabiya News. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  68. ^ Obalolu Davies (December 30, 2015). "2 teens killed by a lorry after trying to take daring Selfie". Pulse. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  69. ^ See, Aie Balagtas (January 5, 2016). "19-year-old student falls to death after taking selfies on Ermita roofdeck". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-01-06. 
  70. ^ "Jammu and Kashmir: Youth falls to death while taking selfie from Reasi Fort". The Indian Express. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  71. ^ "College girl drowns in Bandra while taking selfies". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  72. ^ "Woman drowns while clicking selfie with friends at Bandra Bandstand". Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  73. ^ "Girl falls in Narayani while clicking selfie". The Himalayan Times. February 29, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  74. ^ "Teen Taking Selfie Killed By Train in India". Sky News. February 1, 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  75. ^ "Teenager Drowns While Clicking Selfie, Friend Dies Trying To Save Him". 14 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  76. ^ "Nashik: Teen drowns in dam while taking selfie, friend dies saving". Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  77. ^ "Karnataka: Three medical students drown in irrigation canal while taking selfies". The Indian Express. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  78. ^ Brice, Chloe (19 February 2016). "Tiny dolphin killed by crowd of beachgoers for selfie in Argentina". ABC News. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  79. ^ "Dolphin was 'already dead' when crowd in Argentina handled it – tourist | Environment | The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  80. ^ "5 tourists fall off cliff while clicking selfie in Goa, 2 severely hurt". Hindustan Times. March 3, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2016. Five tourists were recently injured -- two of them severely – after falling off a cliff while clicking selfies at Anjuna village in Goa, police said on Thursday. 
  81. ^ "Wash. man accidentally killed himself while taking a selfie with his gun, police say". The Washington Post. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  82. ^ "Gun-toting selfie turns fatal". Daily Mail. August 3, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  83. ^ Genevieve Gannon (August 3, 2016). "Fatal selfie: Melbourne man dies taking photo of friend holding shotgun to his head". The Age. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  84. ^ "Man falls to death trying to take selfie of a lifetime". Hong Kong Economic Journal. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  85. ^ Uma Sudhir (5 April 2016). "Teen Dies While Taking Selfie At Zoo A Day After Final Exam". Retrieved 23 April 2016. Manjeet and his family were near the butterfly park when he climbed a rock fountain almost three times his height, apparently to take a selfie from the top. 
  86. ^ Express News Service (6 April 2016). "Another Selfie Death, This Time at Hyderabad Zoological Park". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 23 April 2016. At around 1.30 pm, the family reached the Butterfly Park when Manjeet entered the no-entry zone to risk a selfie. 
  87. ^ "2 killed while taking selfie on railway tracks". The Times of India. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016. While returning from the temple, they stopped at the railway tracks to take selfies, said police. They got so engrossed in the act that they could not hear or see Brahmputra Mail approaching on the same tracks. 
  88. ^ "16-year-old boy dies while taking selfie at railway crossing in UP's Saharanpur". 16 April 2016. 
  89. ^ Veerappan, Devanathan (26 April 2016). "Youth falls off Kodaikanal cliff while taking selfie". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  90. ^ "Pathankot boy dies after shooting himself while taking a selfie". The Indian Express. 30 April 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  91. ^ "Indian teen dies after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfie". 
  92. ^ "The most deadly selfie: Man killed while taking pictures with a 1.5-tonne WALRUS". The Daily Mail. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  93. ^ "Selfie addiction sometime too dangerous to life". Ananda Bazar. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  94. ^ Bell, Kim (June 7, 2016). "Overland teen fatally shot himself while taking selfie, police say". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  95. ^ "Selfie on check dam drowns duo". The Times of India. 2016-06-14. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  96. ^ Andy Mai (June 20, 2016). "FDNY EMS lieutenant killed in upstate mountain climbing accident". NY Daily News. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  97. ^ "EMT fatally falls off cliff while taking selfie". Fx Tribune. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  98. ^ "Selfie In River Ganga Causes Death Of 7 Students". NDTV Convergence Limited. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  99. ^ "Another selfie death? Youth falls off expressway bridge near Khandala, dies". Hindustan Times. June 23, 2016. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  100. ^ "Youth Falls to Death While Taking Selfie On Bridge". The Sisat Daily. June 24, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  101. ^ a b Gabriel Samuels (July 5, 2016). "Two tourists plunge to their deaths in Peru in separate selfie accidents". The Independent. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  102. ^ "Tourist dies in Machu Picchu taking photo". June 30, 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  103. ^ The Tribune (2 July 2016). "Selfie costs man his life". Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  104. ^ "Four selfie-taking youths killed in Madhya Pradesh flash floods". Times of India. July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  105. ^ "Two Selfie Lovers Died While clicking Selfie In Lalpur kosi Dam at Rampur". UP/Uttarakhand. July 13, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  106. ^ Chaitraly Deshmukh (July 13, 2016). "Clicking selfie claims another life! Mumbai boy falls in quarry at Khandala". Mid-Day. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  107. ^ "Elephant kills Selfie photographers". Archy World News. July 13, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  108. ^ "2 Vietnamese hit and killed by train while taking selfie". Thanhnien News. July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  109. ^ Padmini Sivarajah (July 18, 2016). "Couple taking selfie swept away by giant wave in Kanyakumari". The Times of India. Archived from the original on July 18, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  110. ^ "Selfie craze: Two killed after falling down Alekan waterfall". Udayavani. July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  111. ^ "Youth dies while taking selfie near falls". The Hindu. July 24, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  112. ^ Kautilya Singh (July 27, 2016). "Woman falls into river while taking selfie, dies". Times of India. Archived from the original on July 30, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  113. ^ "National Level Athlete Dies While Taking Selfie". News18. July 31, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  114. ^ "National level athlete dies while clicking selfie". Business Standard. July 31, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  115. ^ Rajat Rai (August 1, 2016). "Bhadohi wrestler, 24, dies while taking a 'reckless selfie' by the edge of Vindham Waterfall during a picnic". Daily Mail. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  116. ^ Somak Adhikari (August 2, 2016). "Another Selfie Death, This Time A Wrestler Drowns In A Waterfall". India Times. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  117. ^ "Fla. woman shoots self while posing with gun for Snapchat". Palm Beach Post. August 2, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  118. ^ "Selfie brings death to AP engineering student". The Hindu. August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
  119. ^ "Women Dies After Falling Into Gorge to Take Selfie". Times of India. August 10, 2016. Archived from the original on August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  120. ^ "Pakistani girl, parents drown in latest selfie deaths". Daily Mail. August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  121. ^ "11-year-old girl, parents drown in selfie accident near Peshawar". Dawn. August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  122. ^ "Varsity bans selfies after student plunges to death". Times of India. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  123. ^ "Indian teenagers swept into the sea while attempting to take a selfie". August 12, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2016. 
  124. ^ "Tamil Nadu: Selfie turns fatal, class 12 boy dies". Free Voice. August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  125. ^ "35-year-old accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie with a loaded gun". NewsX. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  126. ^ Sarfraz Ali (August 21, 2016). "Two more drown in latest selfie deaths in Kunhar River". Daily Pakistan. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  127. ^ "Three women killed in avalanche while taking selfie near Saif-ul-Malook". Pakistan Today. August 21, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  128. ^ "Distressing selfie incident claims three lives near Lake Saiful Malook". Daily Mail International. August 22, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  129. ^ Srinivasa Rao Apparasu (September 18, 2016). "5 engineering students drown taking selfies in Telangana". Hindustan Times. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  130. ^ "Selfie kills again, claims five engineering students lives near Dharmasagar reservoir". New Indian Express. 18 September 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  131. ^ "An Italian tourist got killed while attempting to take a selfie with an Elephant in Kenya". So True. September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  132. ^ "Boy falls into river while taking selfie". Kathmandu Post. October 2, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  133. ^ "Selfie craze claims 2 lives in Hyderabad; teenagers drown in quarry". NewsX. October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  134. ^ "Selfie tragedy! Two Sri Lankan girls drown in Oman". Khaleej Times. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  135. ^ Asseem Shaikh (9 October 2016). "25-year-old falls to death in Lonavla while taking selfie". Times of India. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  136. ^ "Chinese woman killed in Sri Lanka after falling from train". Xinhua News Agency. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  137. ^ "Student missing in the river while snapping selfie - Anandabazar". Anandabazar. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  138. ^ "Death by selfie: Software engineer drowns in Odisha". New Indian Express. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  139. ^ "Girl, aged 12, dies after taking extreme selfie". BBC. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  140. ^ "Telangana: Two students drown to death while taking selfie". News Crab. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  141. ^ "Death by selfie: Two BTech students drown at Nagarjuna Sagar in Telangana". Hindustan Times. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  142. ^ "Engg student dies while taking selfie in TN, hit by train he wanted in backdrop". 1 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  143. ^ "‘Killfie’: Indian student dies after being hit by train while taking selfie". Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  144. ^ "A man fell into River Indus and drowned on Wednesday (4th January 2017) as he tried to capture his selfie at the Lansdowne Bridge.". Geo NEWS Pakistan. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  145. ^ "For the death of a young man in Rijeka guilty - the selfie?.". 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  146. ^ ABP ANANDA (15 January 2017). "Youth dies after being hit by running train while taking selfie". Retrieved 21 January 2017 – via YouTube. 
  147. ^ NYOOOZ (5 February 2017). "22-yr-old falls into ravine while taking selfie, dies". Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  148. ^ Pankhuri Yadav (17 January 2017). "Train crushes 2 boys clicking selfies in Delhi - Times of India". Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  149. ^ "22-year-old crushed under train while taking selfie". 28 January 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  150. ^ "22-year-old falls into ravine while taking selfie, dies". 6 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  151. ^ Charlotte England (9 February 2017). "Student posing for selfie swept to her death by fast flowing dam water". The Independent. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  152. ^ Bernard Lagan (9 February 2017). "'Selfie' student swept to death by dam torrent". The Times. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  153. ^ "Una avioneta mata a dos jovencitas que se tomaban fotos en una pista de aterrizaje - Proceso". Proceso (in Spanish). 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2017-03-30. 
  154. ^ "Man falls off train for dramatic selfie, 4 friends die trying to save him". Hindustan Times. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  155. ^ "Scot killed 'while taking selfie' on German motorway". BBC News. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  156. ^ "Selfie in pond kills two, cops blame undercurrent". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  157. ^ "Man crushed to death while attempting selfie before moving train - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  158. ^ "Two brothers in Sri Lanka die while taking selfie on rail track". colombopage. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  159. ^ "Another selfie tragedy: Groom killed, bride injured". colombopage. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  160. ^ "Killed in Primorye, the kids wanted to make selfi on the background of the train". 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  161. ^ "Selfie tragedy on Trans-Siberian rail line as three children killed by freight train". The Siberian Times. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  162. ^ a b c "Six children are killed within a week as they try to take 'the ultimate selfies' in spate of fatal accidents across russia". Daily Mail. 20 June 2017. 
  163. ^ "Selfie Leads To Tragic Death Of Two FUTA Students". Sahara Reporters. July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  164. ^ "Szelfizés közben zuhant le egy lány a Margit hídról". July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 

Further readingEdit