Man takes selfie with 1.5 tonnes walrus and is killed

Jia Lijun, Walrus

A man in China who tried to take a selfie with a walrus was killed by the animal as it playfully dragged the man into the water, according to eyewitnesses.

Reportedly, the incident occurred earlier this month at Xixiakou Wildlife Park in Rongcheng city in the north-east of the country, at or before Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Continue reading “Man takes selfie with 1.5 tonnes walrus and is killed”

Two engineering students drown in canal in India after taking selfies

Kothariya (openstreetmap)

On Sunday, November 1st 2015, two college students, Askshay Joshi (22) and Pratik Bhatt (20), drowned in the Narmada canal near Kothariya village of Wadhvan taluka in Surendranagar, India, while trying to take selfies on their mobile phones with the canal water in the background. Continue reading “Two engineering students drown in canal in India after taking selfies”

Seven young people drown after falling from boat

Kuhi (openstreetmap)

A group of 10 youths had gone for a picnic near Mangrul lake in Kuhi Taluka,  India, on March 22nd, 2015.

Seven of them got onto a local boat in the lake to take their pictures. As they were taking selfies while standing on one side of the boat, it tilted and they fell into the water and drowned, Nagpur rural police said. Continue reading “Seven young people drown after falling from boat”