A whopping 73 people perished after indulging in self portraiture during the first eight months of 2016, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh discovered, that’s more than deaths by shark attack! Here are 8 selfies taken moments before death..
1. No Fear Of Heights
How many times in your life have you heard the phrase: “Be brave!” Courage, however, shouldn’t just be a matter of ignoring your fears, but rather calculating a way in which it is best to overcome them. Climbing over an 8.5m. bridge with no safety harnesses is NOT a way to do that. Xenia Ignatyeva, 17, ignored her fears – or else didn’t have them – and thus failed to preserve her life. Just moments after this photo was taken she lost her balance and fell to her death