Two women take a selfie at the top of the Mondarrain Mount, southwestern France. AFP
Gulf Today Report
As the world emerges from its epidemiological isolation due to the coronavirus, deaths related to selfies are rising dramatically.
Since the start of the year, there have been 24 reported deaths of adventurers searching for the perfect selfie, compared to just seven in 2020, not counting the thousands of nonfatal injuries in pursuit of “likes.”
Falls are the most common cause and responsible for a third of the deaths of selfie-takers, especially among men, according to data collected by the United Kingdom.
Since researchers began tracking deaths related to selfies in 2011, India has recorded the highest number of deaths with 184 casualties, followed by the United States with 25 cases, and Russia in third place with 19 deaths.
Although the majority of reports have come of tourists taking these dangerous poses for photos in order to create unique content that could end in disaster.
Experts have confirmed that employees working in high-risk environments are also guilty of putting themselves in harm.
Experts and safety managers globally are warning that the number is rising alarmingly with the growing influence of social media platforms that are great places to build relationships with others around the world.
The deceased tried to photograph herself standing on a chair which she put on the edge of the balcony barrier of the apartment on the 17th floor.
The Public Prosecution decided to assign a forensic doctor to perform an autopsy on the body to indicate the cause of the death.
In the video, which went viral on social media, a group of mourners were seen crying around a coffin carrying a man, who was about to be buried, but he suddenly moved.
The official spokesman for the Red Crescent Authority branch in the Asir region, Ahmed Al-Almai, said that the operations room in the region received a report on the emergency number 997 at six o'clock on Sunday evening, from a citizen stating that a collision occurred on Al-Habil Road near Faye station.
The strange incident was witnessed by the Aswan University Hospital after a patient who was suffering from severe abdominal pain went to a doctor.
Sheikh Hamdan wrote, “I enjoyed mountain biking in Mushrif National Park, the first mountain bike trail in the heart of Dubai with a length of 50 kilometers.”
Noting the impact of hundreds of films, particularly animation, and workshops offered by SIFF to stimulate young imaginations, Masoud Amralla Al Ali said that the festival has been nurturing a deep love and understanding of cinematic arts in children and youth.