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Scientists recommend ‘no selfie' zones to prevent deaths

Scientists recommend ‘no selfie' zones to prevent deaths
Posted at 7:58 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 07:58:09-04

A recent study shed some light on an issue involving people dying while taking selfies at hot vacation spots. 

Researchers are classifying the deaths as “selficides” and they’re are suggesting “no selfie" zones to help cut back on tourist deaths. 

The study appeared in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care and it showed 259 people died between October 2011 to November 2017 while snapping a picture. 

Around half of the deaths happened in India followed by Russia, America, and Pakistan.  

Numbers show nearly three-quarters of selfie deaths involved men.  

Some of the most common ways people died included drowning, hit by traffic, or falling. The study showed about 8 people were killed by animals and another 16 were electrocuted.  

Researchers said selfie-related deaths have risen at an alarming rate over the past six years and that’s why they believe the “no selfie zones” are necessary now.