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#DeathBySelfie: Dear Selfie Lovers, It’s Time To Pause And Think! 

India has the unfortunate record for the most selfie-related deaths since 2014. 

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We get it. Selfies are great fun. Celebrities all over the world take them; the aam janta marks significant milestones in their life with one; but sometimes things get out of hand. The stunt to put your face in a photo with an unusual background cost two fifteen-year-old boys from Delhi their life.

Two Class X students, Yash Kumar and Shubham Saini, lost their lives while taking selfies on a railway track in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar.
#DeathBySelfie: Dear Selfie Lovers, It’s Time To Pause And Think! 

It is unfortunate that Instagram celebrities such as Angela Nikolau, the dare-devil Russian who clicks selfies on top of death-defying structures, are popular among the youth. The urge to garner maximum likes on social media has taken a heavy toll on our country’s selfie-obsessed youth.

India has the unfortunate record for most deaths by selfie since 2014. 57 Indians have lost their lives...all for a selfie.

In what is a completely avoidable situation, all we can worry about is the grief-stricken family members who have to deal with this heavy loss due to irresponsible use of technology.

Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam

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