A newly married lady and three of her household drowned in a reservoir after attempting to take a selfie, stated police within the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The lifeless have been amongst a bunch of six who held arms and stood in waist deep water close to Pambar dam earlier than one in all them slipped, pulling the others.
The girl’s husband was capable of save his sister however the others drowned.
India has the 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 examine 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 family in Uthangarai together with the bridegroom’s sister, The Hindu newspaper reported.
The three entered the water along with three teenage siblings when one in all 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 stated the our bodies have been later recovered and that autopsy examinations can be carried out.
It was the most recent in a sequence of tragedies linked to selfies in India. Specialists have warned that persons 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 best way once they noticed a practice approaching, solely to be killed by one other practice coming within the different path.
In 2017, the Indian state of Karnataka launched a marketing campaign to warn those that “selfies can kill” after the deaths of 4 college students.
The identical yr, a person died in Odisha when an elephant he was taking a selfie alongside wrapped its trunk round him and crushed him.