Say What?!: Selfie-Related Deaths Outnumber Shark Attack Deaths in 2015

say-whatWASHINGTON, D.C. – A tally of selfie-related incidents leading to deaths this year comes with a startling revelation – selfie deaths in 2015 outnumber deaths from shark attacks.

The number of shark attack deaths compiled by website Shark Attack Survivors thus far in 2015 stands at eight, while the number of selfie-related deaths compiled by Mashable.com reached 12 this month after a Japanese tourist fell down the stairs at India’s Taj Mahal while attempting to take a selfie.

The leading cause of deaths from selfie-related incidents was falling, while the next leading cause was train-related accidents while attempting to take self-portrait photos.

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