When we take pictures, we want to capture a moment…something that we can cherish later. With the advent of smart phones equipped with cameras, taking ‘selfies’ has become a craze of sorts. People go to extreme lengths to take pictures of themselves in the most bizarre situations. Sadly, for some unlucky ones, some of those moments turned out to be their last.
Xenia Ignatyeva took a selfie from a bridge 28 feet off the ground to impress her friends. The 17-year-old Russian girl lost her balance and fell on a cable, which tragically electrocuted her.
In December of 2012 Mexican pop star Jenni Rivera and her entourage took this selfie right before taking off on a private jet which sadly crashed and left no survivors
On April 26, 2014 Courtney Sanford posted this picture of her reacting to the Pharrel Williams song 'Happy' while driving through North Carolina; seconds later she crashed into a truck and the accident proved to be fatal.
This is a selfie snapped by the famous Puerto Rican musician Jadiel, uploaded to Instagram moments before he had a fatal motorcycle crash in New York in May, 2014.
Gary Slok and his mother took this selfie minutes before taking off from Amsterdam on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July, 2014.
21-year old Oscar Otero Aguilar lost his life when he tried to take a selfie with a gun for his Facebook page in July of 2014. The Mexican gun enthusiast accidentally shot himself in the head and didn't survive.
A 13-year-old girl named Karen Hernández wanted to snap a selfie on the banks of the El Tunal river in Durango, Mexico. Unfortunately she fell into the river and drowned; firefighters recovered her body in July.
In March 2014 a 21-year-old man died in Jaén, Spain by electrocution when he climbed to the top of a movie train to take a selfie.
These two Iranian women wanted to take a selfie while singing karaoke in the car .They got so engrossed that they stopped watching the road and crashed into another car.
A Polish couple on vacation in Portugal tried to take a selfie on the edge of a cliff on August 10, 2014 . . . they both fell to their death. Their death was witnessed by their two kids, 5 and 6 years old respectively, who had accompanied their parents to the Cliff.
These two friends were headed to a bachelorette party when this picture was taken. Not a minute later they were struck, and Collette Moreno, the bride-to-be, was killed in a head on collision.
Selfie of some of the Beas River tragedy victims: 48 students and 3 faculty/staff members of V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering were on a plant tour. Some of them were getting themselves photographed on the banks of the Beas river on the Mandi-Manali National Highway NH-21, when they were washed away as the water flow in the river suddenly increased.
We included this video to convey you to be careful and know what you have to focus!