Japanese Tourist Dies While Clicking Selfie

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Photos speak louder than words, and kill more than sharks.

Speaking of selfies, a new report suggests that more people have died while taking selfies than those killed by sharks. Such an incident happened recently in India, where a Japanese tourist fell to his death while taking a selfie at the Taj Mahal. Accidents like these have been happening all around the world, like in Spain, where a man was mauled to death during the Bull Run festival in August.

In numbers, so far 12 people have been reported to have died while clicking a selfie, compared to 8 who died in shark attacks. The Russian Government has even laid down a certain set of rules which show how a person can pose for a perfect and safe selfie.
Note to self: Always check the surroundings while clicking a selfie(which may or may not be for Instagram).

Do you think we need a certain set of rules governing how to take a selfie? Let us know in the comments below!

In a recent announcement, Instagram now has 400 million active users. Instagram has achieved this mark in less than five years, and now has more users than Twitter, which has around 316 million active users.

Instagram is a photo & video sharing and social networking site, which was established in 2010, and was taken over by Facebook in 2012. It has an estimated 80 million daily users, and about 75% of the users are based out of USA. The number of users has increased substantially over the past year (over 100 million new users in the last nine months), possibly due to the trend of ‘selfies’ and photo filters.

Samartha Srivastava
A Journalism and Mass Comm student, Samarth has an undying love of travel, food and technology. He loves to read and watch science fiction, and believes in being up-to-date with the technology