The city of Mumbai has identified 15 locations as “no selfie zones” after an 18-year-old woman recently drowned at sea trying to take a selfie.
The areas where selfies are prohibited include the iconic sea-facing Marine Drive promenade and the popular Girgaum Chowpatty beach, both major tourist attractions, according to BBC News.
Other hot tourist spots on that list are Bandra Bandstand, Sion Fort and Worli Fort, Mumbai police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni reportedly told BBC.
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"The police will now approach the city's municipality to prevent accidents at such spots due to people taking selfies. The municipality may deploy life guards and install warning signs," Kulkarni said.
It would be no surprise if other big cities around the world began to follow suit as accidental deaths that occur while people try to take selfies with monuments and picturesque scenery behind them become more common.
Another recent “selfie death” happened in Turkey when two teens were struck and killed by a truck while they were lying in the middle of the road to take a selfie with a plane behind them.
Then, there are those people who lose touch with reality and dedicate too much time to taking photos of themselves, such as the 24-year-old who quit his job so he could have more time to break the world record for selfies.
No amount of social media “likes” is worth losing or ruining your life for. When you die, social media doesn’t come with you.
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