Selfie Deaths

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Four family members drown in reservoir while posing for selfies

08 Oct 2019

Four family members drown in reservoir while posing for selfies

In yet another incident of selfie-related death in India, four members of a family died on Sunday while trying to click a selfie near the Pambaru dam in Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu.

Indian couple, who fell to death in US, was intoxicated

24 Jan 2019

Indian couple, who fell to death in US, was intoxicated

An autopsy report has revealed the Indian couple, who plummeted to their deaths in California's Yosemite National Park in October '18, was intoxicated.

Indian-couple, who fell to death, warned others of dangerous selfies

31 Oct 2018

Indian-couple, who fell to death, warned others of dangerous selfies

Indian-couple Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy, who died after falling 800 feet in California's Yosemite National Park last week, warned people of dangers of 'doing it for gram'.

Goa introduces 'no-selfie-points', Southern Railways puts fine on selfie-enthusiasts

23 Jun 2018

Goa introduces 'no-selfie-points', Southern Railways puts fine on selfie-enthusiasts

In a move to curb accidents related to selfies, authorities in Goa have come up with 24 no-selfie points. In a related news, Southern Railways have decided to fine passengers for clicking selfies at railway stations.

Popular beaches in Goa to set up 'No Selfie' zones

23 Jun 2018

Popular beaches in Goa to set up 'No Selfie' zones

In the wake of several incidents of drowning while clicking selfies at the beaches in Goa, the state-appointed lifeguard agency has identified 24 "No Selfie" points along the coast.

Delhi: 23-year-old shot dead while clicking selfie with pistol

09 Mar 2018

Delhi: 23-year-old shot dead while clicking selfie with pistol

Posing with a pistol for a selfie has become a recent trend and a dangerous one.

Selfie with speeding train lands Hyderabad youth in hospital

25 Jan 2018

Selfie with speeding train lands Hyderabad youth in hospital

Selfies can kill. There were as many as 127 selfie-related deaths globally during March'14-September'16; more shocking is that 76 of them occurred in India.

Psychologists claim "taking selfies" might be a genuine mental disorder

24 Dec 2017

Psychologists claim "taking selfies" might be a genuine mental disorder

A joint study conducted by the Nottingham Trent University, UK, and the Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM), Tamil Nadu claims that "selfitis" or an obsession with taking selfies may actually be a real mental disorder.

Taking action against "killfies", a rising epidemic in India

19 Nov 2017

Taking action against "killfies", a rising epidemic in India

There were 127 selfie-related deaths around the world during March'14-September'16, but that's not even the most shocking part: 76 of them occurred in India.

Bengaluru NCC cadet drowns in pond while friends click selfies

26 Sep 2017

Bengaluru NCC cadet drowns in pond while friends click selfies

On Sunday, a 17-year-old NCC cadet from Bengaluru's National College drowned in a pond, even as his friends were busy taking selfies.

India witnesses maximum number of selfie deaths in the world

06 Jul 2017

India witnesses maximum number of selfie deaths in the world

A study revealed that India has witnessed maximum number of selfie-deaths in the world between March'14 and September'16.