REVEALED: More people die from ‘selfies’ than shark attacks

Now here’s a frightening but true statistic… Selfies have killed more people this year than shark’s.

You may be more afraid of the terrifying deep sea creatures, but in reality, selfies have been one of the biggest killers in 2015.

So far, 12 people have died trying to take the perfect selfie, while in comparison, only eight people have died as a result of shark attacks.


The telegraph reported that most selfie-related deaths have been due to falling, closely followed by people being hit by cars whilst trying to snap the perfect selfie.

It may sound like a joke, but the selfie craze has gotten so out of hand in Russia, that the country has been forced to issue a ‘how not to die while taking selfies’ guide.

PHOTO: The Russian Selfie Guide / The Telegraph

Warning icons from Russia’s “Safe Selfies” campaign.

The surprising revelation may come as a shock, but it clearly highlights the fatal lengths some go to get likes on social media.