A young woman poses for pictures by a Novosibirsk energy plant's ash dump site on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Instagramers flock to toxic Siberian lake for ‘Maldives’ selfies

  • Brightly coloured water at industrial dump site is result of harmful calcium oxides
  • Location is an ash disposal site for a Novosibirsk energy plant
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A young woman poses for pictures by a Novosibirsk energy plant's ash dump site on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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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

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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