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Mumbai police issue selfie guide to avoid accidents

The Mumbai police force has issued a warning about 15 danger spots where taking a selfie could cause serious risk to life.

Mumbai lists 15 danger spots for taking selfies.
Mumbai lists 15 danger spots for taking selfies. Image by Roland Tanglao

The selfie danger zones include local beauty spots, the battlements of coastal forts and sea-defences where hapless selfie-takers have been swept away. As well as prominent warning boards, the danger zones will be policed 24 hours a day to discourage snappers who ignore the warnings. Globally, selfies kill more people than shark-attacks, and the response by Mumbai police follows a series of selfie-related deaths, most recently the drowning of a 19-year-old girl at the Bandra Bandstand on Saturday. Read more: mumbaimirror.com