The number one cause of death was drowning, followed by incidents involving transport, and also falling from a height.

If you like taking selfies, you may want to be extra careful in future as they can be potentially dangerous and even deadly, especially when you are around water.

A study has revealed more than 250 people have died while snapping photos of themselves in recent years.

Researchers analysed news reports of 259 selfie-related deaths in 137 incidents from October 2011 to November 2017.

They said there were:

:: Three reported selfie-related deaths in 2011
:: Two in 2013
:: 13 in 2014
:: 50 in 2015
:: 98 in 2016
:: 93 in 2017

Woman shooting dangerous selfie with city view

The number one cause of death was drowning, followed by incidents involving transport, such as taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train, and also falling from a height.

In June this year, a British woman and her Australian partner reportedly fell to their deaths while taking a selfie on a wall at a beach in Portugal.

India has the highest number of selfie-related deaths, followed by Russia, United States, and Pakistan, according to the the study.

Article By Adam Arnold