You got dress up; take selfie

Hey there is a birthday party of friend, lets take lodx of selfies
Family gathering is incomplete without selfie
Ohh wow you visit some amazing place; why not take selfie

The word “selfie” is globally familiar, people take selfies with their smart phones to share on social media. This selfie craze sounds fun but do you know this craziness is taking lives worldwide.
Taking selfie while driving sounds thrilling – right ?

The United States Department of Transportation estimated that during 2014, the so-called “year of the selfie”, 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. A 2015 survey by Erie Insurance Group found that 4% of all drivers admitted to taking selfies while driving.

A new study claims that globally there were 127 reported “selfie deaths” in the 18 months between March 2014 and September 2016.

It seems that some countries are riskier places to take selfies in than others. According to the study – titled Me, Myself and My Killfile: Characterizing and Preventing Selfie Deaths –

India recorded the world’s highest number of selfie deaths, accounting for more than 60 per cent of reported fatalities. That means 76 of the 127 reported selfie deaths during that time occurred in India.

Mumbai seems to be particularly dangerous for people taking selfies. A 17-year-old student drowned in the city after trying to take a photograph on the seafront. Priti Pise had been so concerned with capturing a selfie on her smartphone that she didn’t notice a massive wave, which crashed onto the promenade and carried her out to sea.

Similar fates have befallen 18-year-old Tarannum Ansari and 21-year-old Meenakshi Priya Rajesh, who drowned in separate incidents in Mumbai while taking selfies.

In the list of 20 countries where selfie-related deaths have been reported, Pakistan is at number two with 9 casualties. Call it unawareness or blind passion of taking selfies, this matter need attention. There should be some awareness campaigns among masses specially teens & youngsters. This is the only best way to avoid these selfie related accidental deaths.

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