Thanks to Richard Brenneman for making us aware of this threat
IFL Science - A recent piece from Mashable tallied up the number of selfie-related deaths so far this year,
which surpassed double figures and now stands at 12.... One man was mangled in Spain
after trying to snap a pic during a bull run, and two Russian men met
their demise while photographing themselves with a live grenade. A woman
even managed to shoot herself in the head while posing with a gun. To put that figure into perspective, Mashable compared it with the
number of shark deaths recorded during the same period: eight.
Press Trust of India - A 21-year-old engineering student died when he was hit by a speeding train while trying to take a selfie here in the wee hours today, police said. The incident occurred past midnight when the student was returning after celebrating New Year, they said. Gunasekharan, a resident of Dindigul district studying at a private college in the city’s outskirt, died on the spot when he was trying to take a selfie with the train in the background using his mobile phone, police said. The victim was hit by the train and hurled at a distance of around 100 feet, they said.
Radio France International: A French tourist has been bitten by a crocodile in a Thai national park as whe tried to take a selfie with the beast. She was taken to hospital and is expected to recover. The crocodile bit 47-year-old Muriel Benetulier on the leg when she ignored warning signs and approached it to take a selfie, park officials said. The incident took place at the Khao Yai national park, three hours north of Bangkok.