According to a new study, there have now been more deaths this year from selfies than there have been from shark attacks. Ahem, we repeat, sharks! The death toll for selfie-related deaths now totals 12 people, whereas deaths related to shark attacks totals 8 people.
The most recent selfie related death occurred in India where, according to BBC, a 66-year-old tourist named Hideto Ueda died after attempting to take a, you guessed it, photo of himself for his friends and family to see.
Per an eyewitness’ account, Ueda and a friend fell to their untimely deaths while attempting to take a picture at the Taj Mahal’s Royal Gate. Ueda lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital where he later passed away. (Read more from “Selfies KILLED More People Than Sharks This Year” HERE)