Last week, a 66-year-old Japanese tourist died and his companion injured when he fell down the stairs while attempting to take a selfie at the Taj Mahal which brings the number of selfie-related deaths to 12, compared to 8 deaths caused by shark attacks this year.
Most of the selfie-related deaths have to do with falling or being hit or injured by a moving vehicle while the people taking the selfies are focused on their phones and not what is going on around them.
Lasy year the organisers of the Tour de France asked the public to 'respect the riders' after a few accidents occurred when spectators ran onto the road to take selfies.
It has become such a problem in Russia that the Government has begun a 'safe selfie' campaign after
the number of accidents caused by selfie takers.