A selfie claims lives of four in India

By Anum Rizwan - Web Editor - BOL News

08th October, 2019

A selfie claims lives of four in India

Tuesday 08th October, 2019

Four of a family lost their lives while trying to take a selfie on the dam reservoir at southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The dead were among a group of six who held hands and stood in waist deep water near Pambar dam to take a selfie before one of them slipped, pulling the others.

The woman’s husband was able to save his sister but the others drowned.

India accounted for about half of the 259 reported fatalities between 2011 and 2017, according to a study by the US National Library of Medicine.

The three entered the water together with three teenage siblings when one of them, a boy aged 14, slipped and dragged his two sisters aged 18 and 19 with him, along with the newly married woman and the bridegroom’s sister.

The sister was pulled to safety by her brother but the other four disappeared under the water. Police said the bodies were later recovered and that post-mortem examinations would be carried out.

It was the latest in a series of tragedies linked to selfies in India. Experts have warned that people are taking unnecessary risks to impress their family and friends on social media.

You May Also Like

Int’l Conference held in Ankara International
16th Oct, 2019

Int’l Conference held in Ankara on humanitarian issues in IoK

A day-long International Conference on Jammu & Kashmir was held in Ankara...

gold price Business
16th Oct, 2019

Gold price reduced by Rs 400

Gold prices has reduced by PKR 400 in the Exchange market. According...

Prime Minister Imran Khan Pakistan
16th Oct, 2019

PM chairs high level meeting on law and order situation

Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a high level meeting on law...

the Line of Control Pakistan
16th Oct, 2019

We shall never leave Kashmiris alone says COAS

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan will never leave...