MAYURBHANJ: A student died while reportedly taking a selfie with his friends and he slipped and fell into the water body in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.
Rohon Mishra who hails from Cuttack had gone to the Bhimkund waterfall and slipped into a waterfall while taking a selfie at a popular picnic spot in Odisha. A case has been registered after the accident.
Many people in the video were seen rushing down to the edge of the water body to try and help the man as he was seen being swept away by the raging waters and he desperately tries to stay afloat.
According to a study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. In the last six years, more than 250 people across the world died while taking selfies.
Of the 259 deaths, researchers found the leading cause to be drowning, followed by cases involving transportation – for instance, taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train – and falling from heights.