How selfie has caused near-death accident
Injuries and deaths caused by selfies (taking self picture from devices) are not unusual.
But shocking news of a 16-year-old Indian schoolgirl, from Uttar, who was riding a ferris wheel with her friends has had her hair scraped up to the skull as she was taking a selfie.
Eye witness said the girl’s hair got tangled with the structure, thereby pulling her head until her scalp came clean off her head.
An online video showed concerned people rush around the girl in a bid to break her free from the metal structure.
There’s an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to this type of accidents, dating as far back as 2014 when a 21-year-old Spanish photographed himself touching a live wire on a dare.
Observers said soon after the video hit the internet, the girl was lucky that she didn’t die nor suffered a traumatic injury.
Ferris wheels are usually the most relaxed ride at an amusement park or a carnival.
Though kids and adults usually go on wheel rides without expecting any surprises, this teenage girl might never want to ride one again after this shocking accident has left her without a scalp.
The accident happened in Baraut, India during Dussehra, a Hindu holiday that celebrates Durga’s victory over the demon Mahishasura. Ferris wheels and carnivals are a typical sight during this holiday.