Taking selfies has become deadly these days and a few past incidents just proved it. Be it the 3 Indian boys who lost their lives while taking a selfie on train tracks, be it the man who died taking a selfie with a soaring volcano in the South Pacific, be it the Polish couple who died while taking a selfie right in front of kids who watched them falling off the cliff in Cabo da Roca on the west coast of Portugal, be it the Romanian teen who burst into flames and got 27,000 volts while taking the ultimate Facebook selfie or be it the American guy who died while taking a selfie with a gun for his Facebook – people have gone to unbelievable heights for taking a mere selfie that have cost them their lives.
Mirror.co.uk reported yet another incident wherein a 21-year-old woman in Russia plunged 40 feet to her death when she toppled off a bridge while trying to take a selfie. Anna Krupeynikova, a tourism graduate, was out sightseeing around Moscow with her friends when she leaned against a fence to take a picture of herself. Her support reportedly gave way, and she plunged 40 feet to her death. This happened when she was travelling on a bus the group had hired to celebrate the birthday of a friend.
Later, they stopped by a bridge to take a few pictures of the Russian capital. Anna then wandered away from the group to take a selfie. When she lent against the fence, with her camera in front of her, it gave way and she tumbled to her death.
On of the person from the group, Anton, said, “She was quiet but always cheerful and when we got to the place where she died we had been taking photographs. Suddenly I heard a yell and someone said ‘Anna fell down’ I thought it was a joke but then I saw the reaction of people who went and looked over the side of the bridge.”
Local media said police were investigating whether Anna was under the influence of alcohol, however, her friends said that nobody on the bus had been drinking. Police spokeswoman Julia Ivanova confirmed they were investigating the death and also looking at who is responsible for maintenance of the railing at the side of the bridge.
Isn’t insisting that the selfie craze is deadly been overdone? Is there any stopping to this, or is there any way that some sense can be knocked into heads of crazy teenagers? We’d love to write about it, if yes.
The news and images have been sourced from Mirror.co.uk