In the world of selfies where at least 60% of the youth today take at least one selfie a day, it is becoming a cause for concern with increase in the number of deaths caused by Selfies. Yes, people are dying taking selfies.
Death by Selfies is a situation where one or more persons were killed, either before, during or after having taken a photo of themselves, with the accident at least in part attributed to the taking of the photo. A lot of young people around the world do some outrageous and unthinkable things, in a bit to look Internet cool or wanting to take a prefect picture in a dangerous position, these people unknowingly leap to their death.
These death commonly seems to happen in water accidents, transport accidents and falling from a high place, there are also times when these death are caused by animals, electrocution, fire and firearms accident.
In July 2018, 19-year-old Gavin Zimmerman fell to his death while taking selfies on a cliff in New South Wales, Australia. That same year, one Tomer Frankfurter died in California’s Yosemite National Park in September after falling 250 meters while trying to take a selfie.