It's Not A Black Mirror Episode: 10 People Who Died While Taking Selfies!


Selfie-related deaths are a shocking statistic making an appearance around the world, with a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care stating that about 259 people have died from attempting to photograph themselves between October 2011 and November 2017.


10. A woman fell of a cliff.

She stumbled and fell off the sheer cliff, much to the horror of everyone else present. The Sri Lankan army and volunteers spent six hours in search of the woman’s body, an effort which involved air support and a fair bit of climbing.

Even though this woman tragically lost her life, this isn’t the first time someone fell off the cliff trying to take a selfie. In 2015, a Dutch man on honeymoon with his wife attempted to take a selfie when he plummeted off the precipice.

9. Another woman fell to her death while sitting on 27th floor balcony railing for a selfie.

A woman slipped off her balcony while trying to take a selfie in October 2018. She was Sandra Manuela Da Costa Macedo, a 44-year-year old mother of two children. She was a teacher from Portugal who had recently moved to Panama City. The incident took place at her apartment in the Luxor Tower. Nearby construction workers were able to film her as they tried to warn her of the potential danger she was putting herself in. Then, tragedy struck. According to witnesses, she was still holding onto the selfie stick as she fell 27 stories to her death.

8. Students drowned in a lake.

In October 2018 in India, three students climbed onto a moss-covered rock at the edge of a lake to take a selfie together, and one of them slipped off.The victims were identified as Poornachandra (18), Mohammed Murtuza (17) and Shashank (17), all of whom were PUC students at the Siddaganga Boys PU College in Tumakuru.

The three boys went to the other side of the lake to take the selfie when the incident took place. Even though another student jumped in to save them, they had already drowned by the time they could be reached.

7. Two teenagers were killed by a plane.

In Chinapas, Mexico, two teenage girls were killed while trying to take selfies on a runway when a plane was in the process of landing. The girls were 17 and 18 years old and had arrived earlier to attend the races that took place near the airport. The authorities launched an investigation into the incident.

6. Another one fell off the roof of a mall.

His name was Andrea Barone, and the incident took place on a Saturday night at the Sarca shopping center in Milan when he crashed into an air duct and fell from the third floor. According to the local newspaper, the Corriere Della Sera, the 15-year-old and a group of his friends secretly ascended the building by climbing over gates and fences to get to the top. After taking the life-threatening selfie, the boy tried to descend back down the building when he fell into the ventilation duct.

5. A truck driver were killed by a bear.

The man spotted an injured bear lying on the ground nearby and thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to take a selfie. As he approached the bear, the injured creature’s fighting instinct kicked in. Bhatara died on the spot, according to a forest ranger named Dhanurjaya Mohapatra.

The video shows the bear attacking Bhatara as well as recording the horrific screams of the witnesses at the scene. A stray dog could also be seen on the video attempting to go after the bear, yet the man couldn’t be saved.

4. Mother dropped her infant on an escalator.

The footage shows the couple taking selfies with their baby at a nearby corridor before heading to the escalator to take more selfies. Once on the escalator, the mother lost her balance while taking selfies and dropped her baby.

3. And a father dropped his 4-year-old son off a bridge to a river.

While trying to take a selfie with the flooded waterway in the background. The incident took place in August 2018 on a bridge situated in the Namakkal district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The boy’s name was Dhanyanth, and he was with his father, Babu, at the time while the mother, Sofia, was waiting for them back at home. They wanted to see the flooded river, and the boy’s father drove them to the Cauvery Bridge that connects Vangal to Mohanur.

2. 16-year-old girl was shot by a gun.

Two men from Texas are facing charges after a teenage girl was killed by  shotgun.

The incident took place during a drug-fueled party at an apartment, and the teen was declared dead on the scene. According to the Montgomery County jail records, one of the suspects is a 19-year-old named Matthew Tyshaun Davis (left above), from Austin. He was held on charges of murder and the manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. The other suspect is 19-year-old Joseph Hayden Wilson (right above), from Willis, and he was jailed on charges of tampering with or fabricating evidence and possession of a controlled substance.

1. A woman was killed on a train track while she was trying to take a selfie with her friend.

They failed to realise that the train approaching on the other track. The 24-year-old woman was struck and had her leg severed by the impact. She passed away later in the hospital. Her male friend also sustained serious injuries but survived the ordeal. The incident happened in Bangkok. Also in October 2017, three teenagers lost their lives after being run over by a locomotive while trying to take a selfie in the Karnataka state

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