Selfie deaths…


Generally, most of us are fond of taking selfie whenever we get a chance. The word “selfie” was added in Oxford English dictionary in 2013. But are you aware there are many injuries and deaths which occurs at the time of taking selfie. According to a study by scholars from Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information Delhi, India has more selfie-related deaths than any country in the world. The findings of the study reveals that there were 127 deaths due to selfie over the past two years, of which 76 deaths occurred in India alone. So, we are the topper when it comes to selfie deaths.  Let us look at the number of casualties occurred in some countries due to selfie which is depicted in the following table. The data is as per  the above mentioned study.

Country No of casualties
India 76
Pakistan 9
USA 8
Russia 6
Philippines, China 4
Spain 3

 

As it can be inferred from the data above, selfie deaths have now become a serious issue. There is nothing wrong in taking selfies but it should be taken with precaution. I also take selfie sometimes but what I want to point it out with this article is that, do take selfie but with care. Don’t put your life on stake unnecessarily. Taking selfie is not bad but the only thing is it should be taken with precaution. Do look around before taking selfie to check whether you are safe enough or not. Don’t take risk as life is precious. This is an alarming situation and it can be checked provided people should pay precautions while taking selfies.

And last, if you understand this and wise enough to take the precaution, then do sing this song while taking selfie, “Chal beta selfie le le re.” 🙂

– Ashish Kumar

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17 thoughts on “Selfie deaths…

  1. Trayee July 7, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Liked your finishing line the most…:))…Informative article indeed…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ashish kumar July 7, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Hey, thank you so much… glad you liked it… 🙂

      Like

  2. radhikasreflection July 7, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Ashish, your article is in sync with today’s times. The statistics are startling. Not going overboard while taking a selfie, is what we should be aware of.

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    • Ashish kumar July 7, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Yes, that’s right… one should not get over excited while taking selfie… When I read this report related to selfie deaths I thought of sharing this here. Really it is startling and alarming… Thank you so much for reading and appreciating the article… 🙂

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  3. Sharmishtha August 23, 2017 / 11:01 am

    this awareness is to be spread more widely! it is true that I don’t have anything against selfie-obsessed people but they should be careful!

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