Statistic says selfies caused more deaths than shark attacks worldwide

A young woman talks a selfie as the sun gets low in the sky while she waits for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to arrive at a campaign rally at Prince William Fairground in Manassas, Va., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A new statistic is saying selfies are more life threatening than shark attacks.

According to Mashable, in 2015 selfie deaths caused more deaths than shark attacks worldwide.

Shark Attack Survivors’ records at least eight people have been killed in shark attacks this year.

Mashable reported 12 people have died while taking a selfie.

“It’s not clear if the number of daredevil selfies is increasing, but more and more tourists are making headlines because of their dangerous attempts at a memorable photo,” Mashable said.

Four of the 12 selfie-related tragedies happened when people fell to their deaths, and several others were hit by trains, Mashable said.

Most of the people involved are 18 to 22 years old.

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