How selfie-related deaths happen

Story highlights

  • An Indian teen died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie
  • Since 2014, dozens of people reportedly died as a result of some sort of accident involving a selfie
  • The most dangerous places to take a self-portrait seem to be high places or in water

It pops up in the news from time to time: the death-by-selfie. Earlier this year, for example, a teenager in India was struck and killed while trying to take a picture of himself in front of an oncoming train. Now