Scientists are calling the epidemic of people dying from trying to take a selfie “selficides” after nearly 300 people have died between 2011-2017. Tourism spots are now enacting “no-selfie zones” in places where it may be dangerous to do so. Those who have died, end up dying from falling, drowning, or being hit by traffic.
Here are some more interesting facts:
-Three quarters of the victims were men.
-Eight were killed by animals.
-16 were electrocuted.
-The most deaths occurred in India.
“‘No-selfie zones’ areas should be declared across many tourist areas, [especially] places such as water bodies, mountain peaks, and over tall buildings to decrease the incidence of selfie-related deaths,” Dr. Agam Bansal said.