What’s 150% MORE likely to kill you than sharks?
“Selfies”! Selfies with sharks is likely up there too.
The latest selfie fatality saw a 66-year-old Japanese tourist die after falling down stairs while attempting to take a photo at the Taj Mahal.
Incidents involving the phenomena are now at a toll of twelve this year, overtaking the eight deaths caused by shark attacks in 2015.
Earlier this year the Russian government launched a campaign to make people understand the perils of snapping selfies in dangerous situations.
An illustrated booklet was issued by the advisors, warning its citizens of dangerous scenarios, including snapping a photo while halfway up an electricity pylon, standing in front of an oncoming train, or while in the company of a wild animal [ED – or while participating in any public anti-Putin demonstration].
According to the ministry, Police officers will also hold extensive selfie-safety lessons at schools.
Official Yelena Alekseyeva made a statement when the leaflet was released and said: “Our booklet reminds you of how to take a safe selfie, so it is not the last one you will ever take.”