Family holding hands while taking selfie drown at Indian reservoir – UKMALAYALEE

Family holding hands while taking selfie drown at Indian reservoir

Wednesday 9 October 2019 4:18 AM UTC

MADURAI Oct 9: Four relatives all drowned after slipping while taking a selfie at a dam in India on Sunday.
Newlywed bride V Nivedha, 20, died alongside her relatives Sneha, 22, Kanniga, 20, and Santosh, 14.

Her husband, G Perumalsamy, 25, survived and managed to save his 15-year-old sister Yuvarani Perumalsamy.

The couple were visiting relatives near Pambar dam in Tamil Nadu when they decided to take a picture holding hands while standing in waist-high water.

Santosh then slipped and dragged his relatives down with him as he fell.
India has the highest number of ‘selfie deaths’ in the world and accounts for more than half of the 259 people who died because of them between 2011 and 2017, according to a study by the US National Library of Medicine.

The couple were visiting relatives near Pambar dam in Tamil Nadu when they decided to take a picture holding hands while standing in waist-high water. Santosh then slipped and dragged his relatives down with him as he fell. Stock picture

It is followed by Russia, the US and Pakistan. Most of the victims, around 72 per cent, were men under the age of 30.

In Haryana state in May, three teenagers taking selfies on a railway track jumped out of the way when they saw a train approaching, only to be killed by another train coming in the other direction.

Authorities have now started to implement ‘no-selfie’ zones in high-risk areas.

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