It is enough about the very few who can say from having raised the phone up pocket to take a picture of themselves, but it is certainly not safe to grow 'selfie'culture.
Thus shows a spritnyt study by India Institute of Medical Sciences, to at least 259 individuals have a little 'selfie-death' since 2011, and that nearly 100 of them (93) lost their lives in the period from January to november last year.
It writes The Independent.
According to the study, the number of selfie-related deaths increased exponentially since 2011, when 'only' had three cases. In 2015, the sounded figure of 50, and in the first 11 months of 2017, the figure was so high on 93.
The grotesque figures have now got the scientists behind the study to call out the guard in the gun, and the calls for now the so-called 'no-selfie zones' at popular tourist attractions.
- Selfier is not dangerous in itself, but the human behavior, belonging to the selfie-culture is dangerous, says Dr. Agam Bansal, which is one of the authors behind the study.
- People should be taught in the context of this high-risk behaviour, and there are places where selfier simply should not be allowed, he continues.
- A large number of tourist destinations should declare 'no-selfie zones' - especially in areas with water, mountains and tall buildings, so the number of selfie-related deaths can be reduced.
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According to the study, is drowning the most common death, when it comes to selfie-related death. Thus due to the whole 70 of the 259 deaths from drowning.
In second place is 'transport-death' (f.ex. pictures while driving, or images too close to a train), which has been responsible for 51 deaths in the period, while the falls have been the cause of the 48 deaths.
Other types of selfie-related deaths in the study involved animals, electric shock, and weapons-accidents, where people by mistake has come to shoot themselves, while they posed with a gun.
It is largely men who must succumb to the dangerous selfie-culture, as the survey shows that three out of four (153) of the 259 deaths are men.
The 259 deaths do, however, cover not only the person, who has taken selfien, but covers in several of the cases also of persons who have lost their lives in trying to help.
Half of the deaths happened to people in the age group 20-29 years, while 36 percent of them occurred for people aged from 10-19 years. India takes the first place of the most selfie-deaths, while Russia, the UNITED states and Pakistan take respectively the second-, third -, and fourth place.
Although our study has detected the highest number of selfie-related deaths to date, so it is only the tip of the iceberg, because many incidents are not reported, concludes Dr. Agam Bansal.