"The selfie deaths have become a major public health problem", lead author Agam Bansal told the Post.
Selfies played a part in more than 250 deaths between October 2011 and November 2017, a new study says.
This is not the first time that light has been shed on the fatal risks of snapping a selfie.
People are falling off cliffs, being electrocuted while climbing on trains to take a selfie, or drowning while jumping in the water during high tide for a few quick snaps.
Other causes of selfie-related deaths listed in the study involved activities with firearms, animals, fire and electrocution. Most of the victims were men aged under 30.Читайте также: Tom Hardy transforms into 'Venom' in rip-roaring thriller
The two-page guide contains infographics that resemble road signs, most of which are based on actual incidents - such as the case of a 21-year-old woman who accidentally shot herself in the head and a teen who was struck by a train after trying to take a photograph of herself on railway tracks.
Most of the selfie deaths involving firearms occurred in the US.
As we move through 2018, selfie deaths have continued to be an issue. It also does not help that selfies are not reported as an official cause of death. Eight people died while taking selfies with unsafe animals. Firearm deaths were higher in the USA than any other country, which the researchers said could be due to less restrictive gun laws.
Between 2011 and 2017, 52 people died from falling from heights. Rangers in New York's Catskill Mountains enacted a number of safety measures near several waterfalls and cliff edges, and can ticket visitors for putting themselves in risky situations in the name of selfies.
Three years ago, Russian Federation launched a "Safe Selfie" campaign, which featured the slogan "Even a million "likes" on social media are not worth your life and well-being", the BBC reported.
An Australian couple died when they fell from a wall at tourist beach in Ericeira, Portugal.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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