A Japanese tourist slipped down the stairs and fell to his death at Taj Mahal. This tourist was allegedly trying to click a selfie with his friends on the stairs at the Royal Gate. Also Read - You can now take a virtual tour of the Taj Mahal on Google, here's howAlso Read - Your video selfie may help measure your blood pressure: Report
An eyewitness told BBC that this tourist was with three of his friends when he slipped down the stairs. The police say that he lost consciousness after the fall, and succumbed to this head injury at a local hospital. One of his friends too fell down the stairs and fractured his leg. Also Read - Google PoemPortraits is the new art project that uses AI to overlay your selfies with poems
The selfie craze is at an all-time high, and its raking up quite a body count as well. Last year, a Polish couple fell down a cliff at Cabo da Raca in West Portugal. The couple of was trying to click a selfie at the edge of the cliff, and the worst part is that their two children witnessed their parents falling hundreds of feet.
A growing number of cases are being reported in Russia where youngsters have been electrocuted while taking selfies on top of railway carriages. This has led to Russia releasing a guide on how to be safe while clicking selfies.
Some selfie fanatics though have their stars to thank after their attempts at clicking a selfie have gone horribly wrong. A woman in Russia accidentally shot herself while clicking a selfie with a gun, but somehow survived the incident.
As seen in the above video, 22-year old Jared Michael tried taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train. The train driver yelled at Michael to get out of the way, but when he wouldn t listen, the driver simply kicked him on the head.
Not everyone seems to have an issue with selfies though. While some countries are issuing warnings, Australia is encouraging everyone to take selfies in order to attract more tourists. Earlier this year, Australia launched a GIGA Selfie event aimed at tourists.