Australia Is One Of The Most Dangerous Places In The World To Take A Selfie
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Taking a selfie might not sound like a stressful or dangerous activity but it can actually cause some serious issues.
When someone casts their arm in the air to snap a quick picture or video, they might take their eyes off their surroundings and run into a pole...or worse.
Research conducted by Inkifi has revealed there have been more than 330 selfie-related deaths and injuries in the last decade.
The company has also narrowed down where these deaths have occurred and it appears India is the worse, with about half the deaths or injuries stemming from the country.
There were 26 incidents in the US, 19 in Russia, and 14 in Pakistan.
The cause of death or injury that topped the list was drowning, with 88 people being afflicted while taking a selfie, 86 were hurt or dead from falling, 62 were related to transport, 48 were fire-related, 19 were electrocuted 12 were from animals, and 11 were from firearms.
Australia surprisingly came in fifth on the list, with a staggering 11 selfie-related deaths and injuries happening over the past few years.
While it's well known that there are plenty of things that can kill you in Australia, it appears that the landscape is also pretty unforgiving.
There was a case late last year of a 38-year-old woman from North Victoria falling 80 meters and dying at The Grampians in Victoria. Authorities said she jumped over a safety barrier and tripped off the cliff edge.
There was a 21-year-old woman from England who fell from a near 30-metre-high cliff in Sydney's Diamond Bay Reserve after climbing a fence to sit on the edge of the cliff and take selfies.
A 44-year-old pilot was also elbowed in the head by a passenger taking selfies aboard his flight, which caused the plane to lose control and crash.
Be careful out there when you're taking your photos.
Featured Image Credit: PA
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