The AFP news agency reported that a French tourist who is 33 years old died on Thursday after falling from a waterfall in Thailand as he attempted to take a selfie. The 33-year-old man died after he slipped and fell from the Na Mueang 2 waterfall on the Thai island of Koh Samui, the same spot where a Spanish tourist also died in a fall in July. The body was discovered by rescue teams from the Na Mueang Rescue Unit who recovered the body.”His friend said he was trying to take a selfie and then he slipped and fell,” Lieutenant Phuvadol Viriyavarangkul of the island’s tourist police told AFP.
Viriyavarangkul told the news agency that the spot is fastened off and there is a sign that warns tourists of the danger. “His friend said he was trying to take a selfie and then he slipped and fell,” Lieutenant Phuvadol
Approximately 259 people have died worldwide from October 2011 to November 2017 in an attempt to take a selfie according to a study published in India’s Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. According to this study, the most recorded number of death in an attempt to take a selfie occurred in India, followed by Russia, and then the US and Pakistan, with the majority of the victims being men (about 72%) who are below the age of 30.
It is also worthy to mention that in October, four members of the same family drowned at a dam in India after they slipped and fell into the water while trying to take a selfie.