The rising trend of commemorating every single remarkable – and sometimes even trivial – moment with a selfie has led to a number of critical injuries and fatalities over the past months, with its latest victim being a young woman who is in a “serious condition” after accidentally shooting herself in the head while taking a selfie.
The 21-year-old office worker was posing for a selfie while holding a 9mm handgun, left behind by a security guard at her office in Moscow, when she accidentally pulled the trigger and shot herself in the temple.
She was then admitted to Sklifosovsky hospital in Moscow for the treatment of the wound, although she is described as being in a “serious condition.”
The police are now investigating how the woman obtained the fire arm that an office security guard had left at the office two weeks prior and was on a holiday at the time of the shooting.
"The letter of the law states that firearms, with the owner absent, should be kept in a special safe, beyond the reach of those not authorized to use it," stated a local news agency, adding that the owner of the gun is now facing up to six months behind bars for negligent weapon possession.
This terrible accident comes right after the death of selfie obsessed Romanian teenager Anna Ursu, who died after attempting to take the “ultimate selfie” on top of a train. The 18-year-old was killed when her leg reportedly touched a live wire above the train which sent 27,000 volts through her body.
In a similar incident, a tourist named Mohammed Aslam Shahul lost his live after losing his balance and falling into the sea while trying to take a selfie at the top of a two-meter high cliff in Singapore.
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