The Killfie: 15 Tragic Deaths From Taking A Stupid Selfie
There are many ways to die in this world, yet many would not include taking selfies as one of these dangerous acts. However, in recent years there is no denying that selfies are becoming more and more lethal. At this stage, there have been cases all over the world of individuals injuring, or even killing themselves, all for the sake of a photo that they believe will make them appear cool on social media

1. Anna Ursu

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The tragic Romanian teen, Anna Ursu, burst into flames atop a train after accidentally touching a live wire when trying to obtain the ‘perfect selfie.’ The incident took place in the town of Lasi, after Anna, accompanied by a friend, traveled to the train station with the goal of a selfie in mind. Anna had been planning to post the selfie online for her friends to see. Unfortunately, tragedy struck as when Anna lay down on the top of the train, she lifted one of her legs in a pose and mistakenly touched a live wire, causing an explosion that saw Anna erupt in flames. Anna was struck with 27,000 volts and received burns over her body. It is said a passer-by tried very hard to save Anna’s life, however, the 18-year-old later died in a hospital. The bolt that hit Anna was so strong that it sent the friend accompanying her flying off the roof. The friend later recovered in hospital and explained how the pair were so intent on getting the ‘perfect selfie’ that they never stopped to consider the risks they were taking.

2. Ramon Gonzalez

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Roman Gonzalez was a Puerto Rican rapper who was also commonly known by his stage name Jadiel. Ramon performed a genre of music known as Reggaeton music; some of the rapper’s songs include ‘Fashion Girl’ and ‘Son y Arena.’ Tragically, a dangerous selfie attempt claimed the 27-year old’s life in 2014. The rapper is said to have been in the process of taking a selfie while riding his motorcycle, when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed the road into an oncoming car. Although Ramon was rushed to a nearby hospital, he later succumbed to his injuries. The rapper’s death was announced on Facebook with the following statement: “As the official page of Jadiel, we can confirm that an angel has gone to heaven and we want to tell you that we have officially lost a great artist. An angel has gone to heaven, El Tsunami Jadiel QEPD, brother, wherever you are may God bless you forever.”

3. Mohammad el-Shaar

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Mohammad el-Shaar was a regular 16-year-old, spending the day hanging out with friends, when a tragedy struck. The incident occurred in Lebanon, when Mohammed posed for a selfie with three friends. This is a classic case of wrong place, wrong time, as moments after the picture was taken a car exploded, in what was later revealed to have been a terrorist attack. Mohammad can be seen posing for his fatal last photo in a red hoodie, as his best friend Omar Bekdash takes the picture on his phone. After the tragedy, Mohammad’s mother spoke about how her son had a love of basketball and dreamed of becoming an NBA star. She explained how Mohammad had given her a signed basketball and told her “you keep this because some day I’m going to be famous.” Unfortunately, Mohammad never got the opportunity to see his dream come true.


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