Many people love to take selfies, and there is nothing wrong with that. But if you want to take a photo on the rooftop or at the edge of the pond, be careful. The statistics, alas, are not in favor of selfie lovers!
American scientists analyzed 259 reports of death due to selfies between October 2011 and November 2017. The main reason is transport incidents, for example, selfies with an approaching train in the background. The second in frequency is falling from a height. Other reasons are animal bites, fire, electricity.
What is most distressing is that such a death can be prevented - and that chasing likes is not comparable to the value of life.
The real statistics can be even more depressing, because not all mentions get into the press. In addition, in 2018, there were also several cases. For example, in May, a man wanted to take a photo with a sick bear in India, and on September 5, an 18-year-old Israeli died after falling from the top of Niagara Falls.
Some countries have begun to close potentially dangerous places for selfies and prohibit the use of cameras on the roofs of high-rise buildings and near waterfalls.