Bhubaneswar: A student accidentally slipped to death while he was trying to take a selfie with his friends at Odisha’s Bhimkunda Falls. The victim, Rohan Mishra, a student of Madhupatna Sai Sikhshya Kendra died taking a selfie with friends. Also Read - Odisha Woman Pays Rs 50,000 to Contract Killers to Get Daughter Killed, Arrested
The fatal incident was captured in a video and showed him struggling to stay afloat as the current kept sweeping him under. People at the site were seen rushing towards the falls to help him but to no avail. Also Read - Odisha Village Residents Take its Famous 'Pattachitra' Art to New Heights
A case has been registered after the accident. Also Read - Odisha to Halt COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Tomorrow | Here's Why
According to a study by researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, 250 people across the world have died in the last six years while attempting to take selfies. In most of these cases, the leading cause of death has been drowning, followed by incidents involving transportation.