The amount of young people who have died taking a selfie is staggering. After reading through these stories of people who were injured while taking a selfie you’ll start to wonder how someone could be so careless. But think of all the weird things you’ve done to get that perfect shot. If you’re ever about to do something stupid for a selfie, just think about how you don’t want someone sat your funeral saying that you died taking a photo. The stories on this list of people who died while taking selfies should be shown to everyone with a smart phone. You don’t want to end up in intensive care, or worse, just because you had to get the perfect picture.
Man Dies Trying To Take Selfie With Bear
In May 2018, Odisha, India, Prabhu Bhatara tried to take a selfie with an injured bear while stopping at a bathroom on the way home from a wedding reception. Bhatara’s friends reportedly tried to deter him from taking the selfie, but he ignored the warnings and got up close to the animal for a picture.
The bear quickly attacked and – despite attempts to intervene – Bhatara died on the spot. The bear was later treated for its injuries.
Man Shoots Himself in the Face
Tourist Falls to His Death Taking a Selfie on the Taj Mahal
19 Year Old Shoots Himself in the Face While Taking a Selfie
While Using a Selfie Stick, a Man Falls From a 100 Foot Cliff to His Death
Polish Tourist Falls Off a Bridge While Talking a Selfie
Pilot Takes Selfies Moments Before Crashing His Plane
A Student in the Philippines Falls to Her Death While Taking Selfie
Three College Students are Hit by a Moving Train During Selfie Session
Russian Woman Dies In Fall While Taking a Selfie on a Moscow Bridge
Teen Dies Competing in Selfie Olympics
Romanian Teen Bursts into Flames While Taking a Photo
In May 2015 Anna Ursu, a Romanian teenager, went to a train station in Iasi to take a selfie for Facebook. After lying on top of a parked train to take the photo, she kicked her leg up and the overhead cables sent 27,000 volts of electricity through her body, causing her to burst into flames.
A passerby tried to save Anna’s life, but the 18-year-old later died in hospital with burns to 50 percent of her body.
A Polish Couple Falls to Their Death as Their Children Watch
A Man Dies While Talking a Selfie on Top of a Train
Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Head While Taking Selfie
While attempting to take a selfie with a loaded gun, 21-year old Oscar Otero Aguilar, accidentally shot himself in the head. Before the incident, Otero Aguilar had been drinking with two of his friends in northern Mexico City.
Woman Falls to her Death While Taking a Selfie on Her First Date
A Woman Posts a Selfie to Facebook Moments Before Crashing Her Car
At 8:33am on April 26 2014, Courtney Sanford uploaded a selfie of herself to Facebook with the status “The Happy Song makes me so HAPPY.” At 8:34 she crossed a highway median and crashed head-on into a truck.
Teen Falls from a Railway Bridge After Attempting a Selfie
An Indian Teen Dies While Trying to Take Selfie With a Moving Train
In May 2014, a 15 year old Indian boy named Edwin was killed after he tried to take a selfie with a quickly approaching train. He was rushed to the hospital, but didn’t survive.
Puerto Rican Rapper Dies in Motorcycle Crash Immediately Following Selfie
Two Men Blow Themselves Up While Taking Selfie
Seven People Drown in Picnic Selfie Accident
Man Falls 60 Feet When Selfie Rock Gives Way
Students Die Taking Canal Selfie
Girls Fall Off Rocks in Mumbai and Drown
Selfie deaths in India occur much more frequently than anywhere else in the world. In 2016, three girls fell off of rocks near the Arabian Sea attempting to snap some selfies. All three girls drowned, as did a man who jumped in trying to save them.
The Mumbai police later designated 15 different spots in the city where selfies would no longer be permitted.
Hiker Falls Off Hong Kong Mountain Snapping a Selfie
A hiker in Hong Kong fell almost 500 feet to his death after apparently losing his balance taking a selfie on the famous Lion Rock Hill. The mountain has no railings on the edge of the cliff, and the man moved too far out, falling off, and catching a clump of grass to hang on.
Another group of hikers tried to get to him, but the man couldn’t hang on and fell. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.