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People Who Actually Died Taking Selfies 

1.The selfie-obsessed Romanian teen who burst into flames after touching a live wire.


In May 2015, a Romanian teenager burst into flames after accidentally touching a live wire while attempting to take the "ultimate selfie" on the roof of a train

2.The tourist who plunged to her death while taking a selfie on a landmark bridge.


In 2014, a 23-year-old nursing student from Poland died while attempting a selfie on the iconic Puente de Triana bridge in southern Spain. While balancing on the ledge of the famous bridge, Sylwia Rajchel slipped and fell 15 feet into the structure's concrete footings. She was revived after going into cardiac arrest at the scene but died later in the Hospital of Traumatology 

3.The man who died after accidentally shooting himself while taking a selfie.


Playing with guns is dangerous, but taking selfies with guns can kill you. In 2014, a Mexican man died after taking a selfie when the gun he was using as a prop discharged and mortally wounded him

4.The teen who plunged 30ft to her death after trying to take a selfie on top of a railway bridge.


A 17-year-old girl plunged 30 feet to her death as she climbed onto a railway bridge to take a selfie. Xenia Ignatyeva was a month short of her 18th birthday when she fell and was hit by 1,500 volts as she was electrocuted when she tried to grab live wires.

5.The teen who died after falling from the bathroom door while attempting to take a photo for the #SelfieOlympics.


On January 2, 2015 the teenager snapped a photo of himself in a Sponge Bob costume and uploaded it to Facebook. The photo generated over 200 likes. Friends of Oscar say that amount of likes motivated him to try and snap a picture he described to friends as “Crazy AF (as fuck)." Investigators say he was in his mother's restroom on January 3rd around 2AM when he fell off the door and injured his head. He died from excessive bleeding

6.The Puerto Rican rapper who died after taking a selfie while riding his motorcycle.


Ramon Gonzalez was a rapper from Puerto Rico, who sang Reggaeton music, and went by the name Jadiel. He had multiple hits during his lifetime, including "Fashion Girl" and "Sol y Arena." While visiting family in Rochester, New York, Jadiel was going for a ride on his motorcycle and snapped a selfie. Moments later, Jadiel “lost control of his motorcycle and ended up in the path of an oncoming vehicle.” He died on May 10, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Source: ODDEE

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