selfie related deaths 2014

March

A 21-year-old Spanish man died from electrocution after climbing on top of a train to take a selfie with friends and touching a wire that (contrary to the assumptions of the group) turned out to be live.

April

A 17-year-old Russian amateur photographer climbed atop a railway bridge in Saint Petersburg to take a selfie. She lost her balance and fell to her death.

A 32-year-old woman from North Carolina collided with a truck moments after posting selfies of herself online.

May

A Puerto Rican musician died in an accident shortly after taking a selfie on his motorbike. He had previously released a track entitled, “Me Descontrolo” (“I lose control”).

In the United States, the pilot of a Cessna 150K and his passenger were killed when the pilot was distracted taking selfies and lost control of the plane.

In Kerala, India, a 15-year-old boy was killed by a speeding train while posing for a selfie on the track.

June

A 16-year-old girl died in Italy after plunging 60 feet while she was trying to take a photograph of herself on the seafront during a school trip to the seaside town of Taranto.
July

A 14-year-old high school student in the Philippines fell to her death after losing her balance while taking a selfie with a friend near a staircase landing of their school in suburban Pasig. According to doctors, she sustained a sharp blow to the head from the fall and broke a rib which pierced a kidney.

August

A 21-year-old Mexican veterinarian, who had been drinking, pointed a gun to his temple for a selfie and fired a shot, killing himself.

A Polish couple fell to their death off a cliff in Portugal after crossing a safety barrier to take a selfie with their children.

In Kerala, India, a 14-year-old boy was electrocuted while attempting to take a selfie on top of a stationary train.

October

An 18-year-old woman drowned in the Philippines after posing for a group selfie on a beach with friends and being captured by a strong wave.

November

A 23-year-old student from Poland fell to her death while trying to take a selfie on the ledge of the Puente de Triana in Seville, Spain.