Report: 250+ died taking selfies between 2011-2017

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You may want to think twice before taking that next selfie, it could kill you.

A new report published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care says more than 250 people died taking selfies in a six-year period between 2011 and 2017.

More than half of those deaths happened in India, with Russia, the US and Pakistan filling out the top four. 
The leading cause was drowning, from people getting hit by waves or falling out of boats while posing. 

Other causes include getting hit by moving objects, falling from high places and getting attacked while posing with dangerous animals. 

The US leads the world in people who accidentally shot themselves while posing with guns. 

Even though women take more selfies overall, more men died in selfie-related incidents because they tend to take more risks.

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