Selfies and scholarship have finally intersected. And it was not good news for India.
The country has had far more selfie-related deaths than any other country in the world in the last two years. That’s the findings from a new study by scholars from Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information Delhi.
The analysis — provocatively titled “Me, Myself and My Killfie: Characterizing and Preventing Selfie Deaths” — found that of 127 reported selfie deaths from March 2014 to September,”a whopping 76 deaths occurred in India alone!”
In a blog detailing the study, it said Pakistan had nine deaths, the United States eight and Russia six over the past two years.
In 2015 alone, Indians taking selfies died while posing in front of an oncoming train, in a boat that tipped over at a picnic, on a cliff that gave way and crumbled into a 60-foot ravine and on the slippery edge of a scenic river canal. Also, a Japanese tourist trying to take a selfie fell down steps at the Taj Mahal, suffering fatal head injuries…. see more
source: msn, washingtonpost