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Extreme selfies: troubling numbers.

Summary: Your selfie game might be strong, but so are these statistics

By Huda TabrezDigital Multimedia Journalist

Extreme selfies might get you the likes. But is it really worth it?

A college student in Mumbai, India, died after she and her two friends fell into the Arabian Sea while taking a selfie on January 9, 2016. A man trying to save them also died after saving two of the girls and going back to save the third. Mumbai soon declared 16 no-selfie zones across the city.

A 23-year-old fell off the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in a selfie-related death.

Two men drowned in the Narmada river in Omkareshwar, India, on Monday, January 18, 2016 trying to take a selfie.

In 2014, Tour de France cyclists raised security concerns as people walked onto the road, coming in the way of cyclists, to take a selfie.

Spain's famous bull run in Pamplona was declared a no-selfie zone in 2014, after a man was photographed taking a selfie while running from charging bulls.

Waterton Canyon in Denver, US, was indefinitely closed in September 2015 after visitors consistently went dangerously close to to take the perfect #BearSelfie, even as mother bears were out foraging for food with their cubs.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Geographic Code:9INDI
Date:Jan 25, 2016
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