Tourists taking a selfie at America’s Grand Canyon, where a number of people have fallen to their deaths doing the same. Photo: AP

Selfies kill five times more people than sharks; most deaths in India

  • At least 259 people worldwide died taking selfies between October 2011 and November 2017, compared to just 50 people killed by sharks, says a study
  • India accounts for over half of that number (159), well ahead of next-placed Russia (16 deaths), the United States (14) and Pakistan (11)
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Tourists taking a selfie at America’s Grand Canyon, where a number of people have fallen to their deaths doing the same. Photo: AP
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