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250 people died taking selfies.

MORE than 250 people have died while trying to take a selfie, according to new research.

There were 259 selfie-related deaths in 137 incidents from October 2011 to November 2017. A total of 98 people died a selfie-related death in 2016.

The findings, published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, were collated by tracking references to "selfie deaths" and "selfie accidents" in news reports from around the world.

Drowning, fire and falling are among the most commonly listed causes of death in these circumstances, and it is far more common for men to die trying to take a selfie than women.

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Oct 5, 2018
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