SCIENTISTS are calling for "no selfie zones" after the incredible number of"selficides" was revealed in a new study.
Between 2011 and 2017, 259 people have been accidentally killed in allkinds of different ways while taking selfies all over the world.
The most common ways that people die while taking selfies is by drowning,being hit by traffic or falling.
And it happens overwhelmingly to men, with nearly three quarters of thevictims being male (153).
Eight people were killed by animals while taking selfies and another 16were electrocuted in the same period.
The country where most of the deaths happened was India which accounted foraround half of all the selfie-related deaths, closely followed by Russia, theUSA and Pakistan.
Dr Agam Bansal at the India Institute of Medical Sciences led theresearch.
He said: "Selfies are themselves not harmful, but the human behaviour thataccompanies selfies is dangerous.
他说,"自拍本身没有害处,但伴随自拍的人类行为是危险的.""Individuals need to be educated regarding certain risky behaviours andrisky places where selfies should not be taken.
"'No selfie zones' areas should be declared across many tourist areas,[especially] places such as water bodies, mountain peaks, and over tallbuildings to decrease the incidence of selfie-related deaths."
In one incident last year, 48 people were injured while taking selfies infront of a burning bakery in India despite firefighters' warnings to moveaway.
And earlier this year, a British tourist and her Australian boyfriend fell100ft to their deaths taking a selfie while overlooking a beach in Portugal.