“Killfies” – Selfie Deaths

Killfies (image: Youtube)

In 2017, more than 250 people had died of “killfies” (selfie deaths), according to The Journal of Family Medicine in India. At least 40 more have died since then, according to “List of selfie-related injuries and deaths,” Wikipedia. In September 2018, 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter of Israel fell 600 feet to his death while dangling off a ledge in Yosemite National Park. In October 2019, four wedding guests drowned after falling from a dam in India while taking a selfie. On December 14, 2020, 38-year-old Rosy Loomba fell 260 feet to her death after climbing over a safety barrier at the Boroka Lookout in Australia to take a selfie. Her husband and two sons witnessed the event. Selfies are dumb even when they aren’t dangerous.

(Friday Church News Notes, December 18, 2020, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org , 866-295-4143)