Published On: Thu, Feb 11th, 2016

The Countries With The Most Selfie-Related Deaths

See also: The most frequent causes of selfie-fatalities

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Go to any major tourist hotspot worldwide and you’ll see people posing for selfies or with selfie-sticks. It comes as no major surprise that people get so engrossed in selfies that they have totally lost track of their surroundings and have an accident.

In some cases, selfie-takers have experienced serious accidents, even resulting in death. Priceonomics researched reported selfie-related deaths worldwide since 2014 from various news archives, uncovering 49 firm cases.

The top three causes of death for selfie-takers were falls from heights (claiming 16 lives), drowning (14) and accidents with trains (8). India experienced the most deaths from selfies over the past two years, followed by Russia and the United States.

 

This chart shows deaths attributed to selfies worldwide since 2014.

Infographic: The Countries With The Most Selfie-Related Deaths | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

 

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 This chart shows reported selfie-related deaths by cause since 2014.

Infographic: The most frequent causes of selfie-fatalities | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

 

 

 

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