'Perfect selfie kills student' who plunges 300ft from lighthouse while trying to take photo of herself
(२०७३ ज्येष्ड २२, शनिवार)
A student has died after plunging 300 feet while trying to take a selfie from the top of a lighthouse.Pranita Mehta was holidaying with a group of friends at Gokarna beach in India when she fell and died on Sunday.
The 21-year-old law student was attempting the "perfect" selfie, according to local media reports.After Mehta slipped her friends pleaded with local fishermen for help but they could only pull her body from the water.
India reported 27 deaths related to taking selfies in 2015 - the most of any country in the world.
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Police in Mumbai declared 16 'no selfie' zones earlier this year in a desperate bid to halt the string of fatal incidents.
In April a teenage girl died after being hit by a train while taking a picture of herself.Horror photos from the scene showed the girl just seconds before the train hit her - after allegedly ignoring warnings from other tourists to move back.
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The unnamed 19-year-old could be seen in photos of the incident in Foshan, a city in South China's Guangdong Province, as she held out her mobile phone in front of herself to take the perfect selfie.