In first months of 2015, selfies in precarious or unsafe conditions led to the deaths of 12 people, while so far this year sharks — those terrifying killer beasts of the oceanic depths — have killed only 8.
A 66-year-old Japanese tourist died recently in India after falling down some stairs while attempting to take a selfie in front of the Taj Mahal.
In July, a Mississippi woman visiting Yellowstone National park was gored to death by a bison after she attempted to snap a self-portrait near the wild animals.
Yelena Alekseyeva, a government spokesperson, said of the guide: "Our booklet reminds you of how to take a safe selfie, so it is not the last one you will ever take."
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In June, a 21-year-old Moscow woman gained international attention after accidentally shooting herself in the head while taking a selfie with a pistol at work.
And two Russian fishermen were hospitalized earlier this year for snake bites after taking a selfie with what they thought to be a non-venomous water snake.