Ever since cell phones started coming with a camera, the most popular thing to do has been to take a selfie, a picture of yourself, and post in on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook. But lately, people have been taking selfies to extreme levels in order to get more likes and viral acclaim for their photo. Sadly, a lot of these extreme selfies have led to the people taking the photographs to be left in critical condition, or worse, to be killed in the act. The selfie deaths on this list are horrible, but they should be shared so no one else has to suffer a selfie injury for the sake getting a great photo. Remember, you can’t get likes if you’re dead. Put down your phone and read through this list of people who died while trying to take a selfie.
The amount of young people who have died taking a selfie is staggering. In fact, a 2018 study reported over 250 people worldwide died between 2011 and 2017 trying to get the shot—now that's a lot of selfie deaths. After reading through these stories of people who were injured while taking a selfie, you’ll start to wonder how someone could be so careless. But think of all the weird things you’ve done to get that perfect shot. If you’re ever about to do something stupid for a selfie, just think about how you don’t want someone at your funeral saying that you died taking a photo. The stories on this list of people who died while taking selfies should be shown to everyone with a smart phone. You don’t want to end up in intensive care, or worse, just because you had to get the perfect picture. Avoid a selfie accident and check out the stories below.
Man Dies Trying To Take Selfie With Bear
In May 2018, Odisha, India, Prabhu Bhatara tried to take a selfie with an injured bear while stopping at a bathroom on the way home from a wedding reception. Bhatara's friends reportedly tried to deter him from taking the selfie, but he ignored the warnings and got up close to the animal for a picture.
The bear quickly attacked and - despite attempts to intervene - Bhatara died on the spot. The bear was later treated for its injuries.