Newlywed bride, siblings drown trying to take selfie

India has the highest number of selfie deaths followed by Russia the United States and Pakistan

India has the highest number of selfie deaths followed by Russia the United States and Pakistan

Four members of the same family drowned at a dam in India on October 6 after slipping into the water while trying to take a selfie.

A 20-year old newlywed and her 25-year-old husband were visiting relatives when they, along with four other family members, made a decision to visit the Pambar dam in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, People reports.

The woman's husband managed to save one woman but the rest of the group drowned, including the man's wife and a 14-year-old boy, the Press Trust of India reported.

In India, there have been a number of high-profile selfie accidents from a craze of posing in front of approaching trains, spawning the term 'Killfies' and official government warnings.

Santosh slipped and dragged others along with him. The bodies were later recovered by police.

The other top countries were Russian Federation, the United States, and Pakistan. "The water level increased while they were there".

This tragic outing is the latest of a series of selfie-related incidents in the country.

In May, in the state of Haryana, three teens were killed taking photos on railway tracks.

In 2017, the state of Karnataka launched a campaign to warn that "selfies can kill" after four students died in two incidents linked to selfies.

Around half of the 259 reported global deaths between 2011 and 2017 occurred in the country, according to the study published by the US National Library of Medicine. Most of the victims - around 72 percent - were men and under the age of 30.

The issue has drawn the attention of authorities, which have taken to implementing no-selfie zones in areas deemed high risk.

A study of such deaths published last year found India with almost half of the 259 confirmed cases across six years, but they also were reported in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

He also noted that although the act of taking a selfie isn't risky, it becomes so when people take risks to get the ideal shot.

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