Selfie-related deaths have spiked over the last few years, and the figures are only getting worse.
And now, the search for the perfect selfie has cost one woman her life…
But, believe it or not, they’ve been putting hundreds of lives at risk.
It might surprise you to find out that selfie-related deaths happen a lot more than you might think…
And the death toll is on the rise.
Including places like tops of mountains, tall buildings, and lakes, where many deaths occur every year.
But death by animals, electrocution, fire, and firearms also appeared frequently in reports from around the world.
And that 72.5% of those reported are men. Although that doesn’t put women out of the equation completely.
There were only 3 reports of selfie-related deaths in 2011, but that has escalated massively to ninety-eight in 2016, and ninety-three in 2017!
“It is believed that selfie deaths are underreported and the true problem needs to be addressed,” the report says.
“Certain road accidents while posing for selfies are reported as death due to Road Traffic Accident.
“Thus, the true magnitude of the problem is underestimated. It is therefore important to assess the true burden, causes, and reasons for selfie deaths so that appropriate interventions can be made.”
Just for the perfect picture.
Australia is filled with amazing landscapes and natural wonders, providing the perfect picture opportunity. Sadly, they carry a lot of risks too.
And after hearing the terrifying story, people had a lot to say.
Thirty-eight-year-old Rosy Loomba was hiking with her family at Grampians National Park in Victoria at the Boroka lookout near the village of Halls Gap.
But despite the warnings, the woman climbed over the safety railings and fell as her husband, Basant, and 2 young sons watched helplessly.
“She was a good life partner for my brother and best mum for her kids,” the woman’s sister-in-law Jassu Minal Loomba said. “[The family is] still in shock and it’s really hard to believe.”
This is devastating news. RIP.
Sadly, this is far from the only tragic death to happen this way… keep reading to find out how one man fell to his death in Florida…