A newly married lady and three of her household drowned in a reservoir after attempting to take a selfie, mentioned police within the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The lifeless have been amongst a bunch of six who held fingers and stood in waist deep water close to Pambar dam earlier than one among them slipped, pulling the others.
The lady’s husband was capable of save his sister however the others drowned.
India has the very best variety of recorded selfie deaths on the earth.
India accounted for about half of the 259 reported fatalities between 2011 and 2017, in keeping with a research by the US Nationwide Library of Drugs. It was adopted by Russia, the US and Pakistan.
In Tamil Nadu on Sunday, the younger married couple, from Bargur in Krishnagiri, have been visiting kinfolk in Uthangarai together with the bridegroom’s sister, The Hindu newspaper reported.
The three entered the water along with three teenage siblings when one among them, a boy aged 14, slipped and dragged his two sisters aged 18 and 19 with him, together with the newly married lady and the bridegroom’s sister.
The sister was pulled to security by her brother however the different 4 disappeared below the water. Police mentioned the our bodies have been later recovered and that autopsy examinations can be carried out.
It was the most recent in a collection of tragedies linked to selfies in India. Consultants have warned that individuals are taking pointless dangers to impress their household and associates on social media.
In Haryana state in Might, three youngsters taking selfies on a railway monitor jumped out of the way in which after they noticed a prepare approaching, solely to be killed by one other prepare coming within the different course.
In 2017, the Indian state of Karnataka launched a marketing campaign to warn people who “selfies can kill” after the deaths of 4 college students.
The identical 12 months, a person died in Odisha when an elephant he was taking a selfie alongside wrapped its trunk round him and crushed him.