Mashable has gone through the numbers: more people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year.

Last week, a 66-year-old Japanese tourist has died after falling down stairs while attempting to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal. His travel companion has been injured. 

It sounds like a joke, but it's not. According to Mashable reports, the number of selfie-related deaths to 12, compared to 8 deaths caused by shark attacks in 2015

This even went so far, that in july Russian interior ministry responds with campaign Safe selfie - a cool selfie could cost you your life. That warning comes after a string of recent selfie-related accidents. In May, a 21-year-old woman accidentally shot herself in the head in Moscow while taking a selfie holding a pistol. She suffered injuries but survived. Also in May In May, a teenager in the Ryazan region died while attempting to photograph himself as he climbed on a railway bridge and accidentally came into contact with live electrical wires.

A Singaporean man has died after falling off a cliff and into the sea while attempting to take a selfie on an island off the coast of Bali in Indonesia.

"Unfortunately we have noted recently that the number of accidents caused by lovers of self-photography is constantly increasing. The problem really exists and leads to very unfortunate consequences," said Yelena Alexeyeva, an aide to the interior minister.

So remember, focusing on a phone screen instead of unfamiliar surroundings is not safe. Before you take a selfie - think!

Sept. 22, 2015 Living photo: Russian Interior Ministry

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