The selfie craze doesn't seem dying anytime soon, but few people have definitely lost their lives because of the craze and the carelessness. In 2015, India suffered more selfie-related deaths than any other country in the world. The
According to a report in the Washington Post, Many Indians lost their lives while posing for selfies in 2015, infact the most number of selfie deaths in the world occurred in India. The report says that about half of the 27 “selfie related” deaths, which occurred last year, happened only in India.
This include few dying while taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train, others perishing when a boat tipped over at a picnic. A few also felt from a cliff into a 60-foot ravine, while taking the selfie.
In September 2015, there was also an unfortunate incident of a Japanese tourist felling down the steps at the Taj Mahal and died while trying to take a selfie. Recently, three young girls were swept out into the Arabian Sea while taking selfies in Bandstand in Mumbai. A man who jumped in to save them, also died.
To counter this, authorities have also established ‘no-selfie’ zones in certain areas of large public gatherings including in massive Hindu religious gathering called the 'Kumbh Mela'. Even in Mumbai, these No-Selfie zones include the major tourist attractions of Girgaum Chowpatty beach and Marine Drive promenade as well as Bandstand.