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You are 5 times more likely to be killed by THIS than sharks

People have more of a chance to be killed when taking a selfie than by a shark.

Why’s that?

Well people keep trying to go ‘above and beyond’ to get that perfect selfie. Between October 2011 and November 2017 almost 259 people died taking a photo, wheres only 50 people were killed by sharks at that time.
Even though 259 deaths over seven years doesn’t sound like a lot, selfie-related fatalities are on the rise. In 2011, there were only three, but by 2017 the number of selfie-related deaths approached 100.

There have been a few different ways this has happened from people falling off a cliff, drowning, posing with a loaded weapon, with wild animals, or while driving.
Also, Women may take more selfies but it’s the young men who take the biggest risks when taking one, they make up three-quarters of the selfie deaths.

They are calling it a Selfiecide.

People, please think before you take a selfie.