The largest number of deadly selfie accidents have occurred in India followed by Russia, the United States and Pakistan, with the highest number of victims dying from drowning, transport or falling, scientists said.
The most common selfie-related drowning deaths included being washed away by waves, capsizing boats while rowing and taking selfies in water while not knowing how to swim.
The majority of so-called "transport" selfie deaths happened while people were trying to take a selfie on a track with a train approaching, but the highest number of deaths were drowning or fire, the study found.
They also found that risky behavior caused more selfie deaths than non-risky behavior and that males were three times more likely to engage in risky behavior resulting in selfie deaths than females, who died from selfie-related deaths more often from non-risky behavior.
Probably something to keep in mind when looking at the number of selfie-related deaths is that some 24 billion selfies were uploaded to Google photos in 2015, Google estimated, and about a million are uploaded every day by 18 to 24-year-olds, the tech giant said. So, in comparison to the number of selfies being taken worldwide every day the death numbers over the past seven years are relatively low, experts said.
Researchers concluded that more "no selfie zones" should be created in tourist areas on mountains, around water and on top of tall buildings