Tourist dies whilst trying to snap a selfie at the Taj Mahal

A TOURIST has died while trying to take a selfie at a popular attraction in India.

Hideto Ueda, a 66-year-old Japanese national, was trying to snap a photo at the mausoleum’s Royal Gate when he fell down a staircase.

Ueda is believed to have lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.


Mr Ueda is the latest victim to have died while trying to take a selfie.

Just yesterday, it was revealed that 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.