The world’s most dangerous places to snap photos

Hong Kong - In March 2016, a 30-year-old hiker died after falling off Lion Rock mountain where he was trying to take a selfie.

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Thailand - In February 2018, a 22-year-old woman died after being hit by a train where she was standing for a selfie in Bangkok’s Phaya Thai district. 

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Australia - In March 2016, two men were taking selfies with a gun when one accidentally killed the other. The man plead guilty to manslaughter later that year.

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Malaysia - In September 2017, a 20-year-old man fell to his death from a hotel in Genting Highlands where he was trying to take a selfie.

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Italy - In separate incidents, a teenage girl and a German tourist fell from a high place while attempting to take selfies.

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Vietnam - In July 2016, two men were hit by a train in the northern province of Hung Yen as they attempted to take a selfie on the tracks.

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Portugal - In August 2015, a Polish couple died after falling from a cliff in Cabo da Roca where the two had been posing for a selfie with their children.

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Colombia - Two separate incidents happened in 2018, and involved young adults falling from a waterfall and a bridge while taking selfies.

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Peru - Two separate cases happened in June 2016 and involved tourists falling off a cliff and a waterfall in attempts to take selfies.

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Sri Lanka - Two incidents took place in June 2017 and both involved people taking selfies either on railroad tracks or on train roofs.

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Nepal - Three separate incidents happened in 2016. In one case, a man died while trying to take a selfie with a wild elephant in southern Nepal.

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Chile - One case involves two young men who drowned at the seaside town of Arica when they slipped and fell while taking a selfie.

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Mexico - In one incident in March 2017, two teenagers died when the wing of a plane hit them as they were taking a selfie on an airstrip in Chihuahua.

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Russia - In June 2017, six children died in different incidents in the span of a week while trying to take the selfie by posing in front of an oncoming train.

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