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Death by selfie: Mumbai Police shares video to warn people against 'irresponsible adventure'

The Mumbai Police has shared a rather scary video of a person trying to snap a selfie. This daredevil fails at it miserably and falls to his death, we assume. A mortal cannot survive such a fall anyway.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 02, 2019 12:23 IST
Upon research, India TV found a similar video posted by a
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Upon research, India TV found a similar video posted by a China-based website on April 24.

Revelling in the joy of a perfect selfie can be fun. Such is not the case when the methodology to achieve it involves jumping off a cliff, or even off a high-rise building.

Okay. In better words, overlooking what gravity can do -- and slipping your way to the bottom from a building.

The Mumbai Police, in a bid to explain this principle to people, has shared a rather scary video of a person trying to snap a selfie. This daredevil fails at it miserably and falls to his death, we assume. A mortal cannot survive such a fall anyway.

Some 259 people worldwide have died while taking selfies, according to a study published in CNN. Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, scoured news reports on selfie deaths that occurred from October 2011 to November 2017.

India alone accounted for more than half the total -- 159 reported selfie deaths since 2011.

To this end, the Mumbai Police, known for its offbeat tweets, posted on Twitter, on Thursday, a video (read: not for the weak-hearted), with the caption: "Attempt for the most daring selfie? Or just another irresponsible adventure? Whatever this was for, it clearly wasn’t worth the risk! #SafetyFirst"

India TV, however, cannot independently verify who the person was and what the city was. Based on the words that we hear in the video, the place does not look like Mumbai -- the language is neither Hindi nor Marathi.

Upon research, India TV found a similar video posted by a China-based website on April 24.

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