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The group of six were holding hands and standing in waist-deep water when one woman stepped into a sudden drop in the riverbed and slipped, pulling the others with her, a local police officer said.
The woman's husband managed to save one woman but the rest of them — including his wife and a 14-year-old boy — drowned, the Press Trust of India reported.
Experts warn that youngsters obsessed with social media are going to extreme lengths to post selfies seen as daring and risky.
In May three teens taking photos on a railway track in Haryana state jumped onto a second track when they saw an approaching train, not realising another train was coming, and were crushed to death.
In 2017 three students taking selfies on a railway bridge in the southern state of Karnataka were killed after being hit by an express train.
The same year a man died in Odisha after an elephant wrapped its trunk around him and crushed him to death as he tried to take a selfie with the animal.
A study last year by researchers from the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences said 259 people across the world had died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017.
The highest number of selfie deaths was reported in India followed by Russia, the United States and Pakistan, it said.
A new so-called 'selfie museum' in Budapest that lets visitors pose by pink palm trees and frolic in multicoloured sprinkle baths has proved a hit with social-media savvy locals and tourists alike.
Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon took to her social media account to share a selfie along with a cheetah in Zambia.
The founder of Saravana Bhavan chain of South Indian restaurant P. Rajagopal, who surrendered last week to serve a life term for a murder committed decades back, died here on Thursday morning in a private hospital, police said.
An Emirati child Ahmed Hamdan Al Morshedi launched a challenge to visit the largest number of countries in Expo Dubai 2020 using the Expo passport. The winner is said to win a golden bar with the slogan of Expo.
"Six teams of NDRF (National Disaster Relief Force) have been deployed in six districts- Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Idukki. Two teams of Army have been deployed in Trivandrum and Kottayam districts. Air Force has been requested to be on standby in case of any emergencies”, the release from chief minister’s office said.
The aspirations and ambitions of the world for the future and the innovations, inventions and ideas prepared for it by its different countries will guarantee for future generations a dignified life and prosperity on the contrary, in a rare mixture which allows a greater rapprochement between peoples of the world and building new bridges of communication among them on the basis of full knowledge of all the elements that distinguish their
To add to already overloaded excitement the Expo 2020 Dubai also offers a unique sightseeing tour on the world's first compressed Air Train. The train called ‘Expo Explorer’ takes passengers on a sight-seeing journey while giving them a glimpse of the sustainable future of transport.