The Russian government is concerned about just how her citizens are taking selfies in dangerous positions. Now, the police have launched safe selfie taking guidelines.
The move comes after about 100 were injured and dozens died this year in gruesome accidents while striking high-risk poses.
In May, a 21-year-old woman in Moscow accidentally shot herself in the head while taking a selfie while holding a pistol. She suffered head injuries but survived.
According to the Russian interior ministry, “A cool selfie could cost you your life”
During the launch, the government released a new leaflet packed with tips such as “a selfie with a weapon kills. The campaign uses warning signs to explain the dangers of selfies
In January, two young men blew themselves up in the Ural Mountains while taking a selfie holding a hand grenade with the pin pulled out.
The mobile phone with the selfie survived as a record.
In May, a teenager in the Ryazan region died while attempting to take a selfie as he climbed on a railway bridge and accidentally came into contact with live wires.