Growing Accidents around Selfie Fever among Teenagers in India

by • May 1, 2016 • All, Featured, NewsComments (1)1645


We have heard a lot of these lately from every corner of the world. Teenagers have been putting themselves or others in harm ways for taking selfies.

In recent news, a 15 years old boy was taking selfie with his father’s gun pointing at his head, ended up at hospital in India. The loaded gun fired accidentally according to the reports, luckily the shot was not fatal.

“The boy’s father and family said that he was trying to take a selfie with his gun. We will speak to the boy when he is declared medically fit. We think that part of the blame obviously goes to the father for not keeping his loaded gun under lock and key at their home.” police said.

A teenager was run over and killed in the southern Indian city of Chennai in February as he tried to take a selfie in front of an oncoming train.

In January police in the western city of Mumbai moved to crack down on dangerous selfies after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while snapping one.

Police identified 16 dangerous selfie spots in Mumbai and asked the local council to erect warning signs and deploy lifeguards.

A man was seriously injured in April by an elephant when he tried to snap a selfie with the chained animal at a festival in Kerala, according to the Hindustan Times on Sunday.

Be careful when taking selfies, your live and lives of others are more important than a selfie.

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One Response to Growing Accidents around Selfie Fever among Teenagers in India

  1. v1adimir says:

    I don’t know… Some people make enough money, to climb in a helicopter to go ski down a mountain when feeling extreme; others, they go climb it and die in an avalanche – to consider it “a feat” (just, why). Gotta keep up with the times. ;) You can, just, Photoshop yourself in front of a train if that’s the ridiculous story that you’re after. We only live once. :)

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