Craze for taking a selfie turned fatal for a 23-year-old tourist to the Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan s Jodhpur city on Tuesday. The man named Nikhil was trying to click a selfie on Tuesday evening when he fell down from the ramparts of the fort in Jodhpur. Also Read - Forget roll-call, selfies with teacher on WhatsApp could soon mark class attendance: ReportAlso Read - Google Arts and Culture selfie app raises security, racism concerns among users
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Nikhil had gone to the fort with his friends in the afternoon. While he was trying to click a selfie, he lost his balance and fell down near a temple from where he was rushed to the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital where he was declared dead, a police official told IANS.
There have been several deaths linked to selfies of late. Recently, in Mumbai three girls fell off the rocks into the sea near Bandra Bandstand while clicking selfie. The girls slipped while they were clicking selfie in Bandra Bandstand. A passerby, 37-year-old Ramesh Walanju, jumped in and helped save the two friends but was washed away by the water.
Following the incident Mumbai police have identified 16 dangerous selfie spots across Mumbai. Major tourist attractions like the Girgaum Chowpatty and Marine have also been named as No selfie zone .
In September last year, a Japanese tourist lost his life when he was allegedly trying to click a selfie and slipped off the stairs at the Royal Gate, Taj Mahal.
With inputs from IANS