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!