Selfies and being a slave to texting have cost many people their lives. Whether getting hit by a car because they don’t pay attention, or falling off of cliffs while attempting that selfie, it is dangerous business being so absorbed in your phone. It has led to many warnings in dangerous areas.
But despite all these warnings, people are still trying to capture the best and most interesting shot at the cost of their lives.
The latest tragedy took place in India where it was reported that 13-14 students drowned during a trip to the Murud beach when they were out of school on a picnic. Despite the warnings of a high tide, the students posed for selfies in the water, but sadly a huge wave crashed to shore and dragged many students away. It is just not worth it people.
Apparently 20 of so students were initially dragged away by the high tide, but at least 6 were rescued. One of the survivors said, “Before anyone could realize, a huge wave lashed the shore and pulled our friends deeper into the sea. Several others jumped into the sea to save them. Those who were pulled out were transported to the hospital on handcarts and in horse-carts, as the place lacked vehicles.”
You have to keep one foot firmly planted in the real world. Selfies are fine, but they aren’t worth dying over.