Days after a report in Washington Post claimed that most of world’s 27 selfie-linked deaths in 2015 happened in India, two more youngsters drowned in Madhya Pradesh while trying to take a selfie. 

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the two cousins, identified as Amit (20) and Kamal (25), drowned in the river Narmada on Sunday at Omkareshwar, where they had gone for picnic. 

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Police said that while Kamal slipped into the river while trying to take a selfie, his cousin Amit jumped into the water to save him. Sadly, both were swept away by the strong currents of the river.

This comes just weeks after a man lost his life while unsuccessfully trying to rescue a girl who had drowned while taking a selfie in Mumbai.  

The incident had prompted the Mumbai police to restrain people from taking selfies at around 15 spots considered dangerous for the act. 

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