After an 18-year-old girl recently drowned in the Arabian sea while taking a selfie in the suburb of Bandra, the Mumbai Police has reportedly identified 15 ‘no-selfie’ zones in the city, Mumbai Mirror reported.

Clicking a selfie at these spots could be hazardous to life, the Mumbai police said.

b’A girl recently died at Bandra Bandstand while clicking a selfie. Photo for representational purpose only / PTI’

The list includes four places in Bandra and three in South Mumbai – all popular tourist spots and weekend hangouts.

The spots where selfies have been banned are: the rocks at Bandstand, rocks behind Otters Club on Carter Road, the sunset spot at Mahim Fort, Sassoon Docks, Powai Lake dam, the very popular Marine Drive promenade, Girgaum Chowpatty beach, Sion Fort and Worli Fort, reports Mumbai Mirror and BBC.

There won’t be any warning signs or boards at these spots, but police personnel will inspect them round-the-clock.

Not the first time such a ban is being imposed

b’No more selfies at Marine Drive | Source: PTI’

In August 2015, during the Mahakumbh at Nashik, the local administration had banned clicking selfie at certain spots and on certain days.

There have been several selfie-related accidents and deaths in the past in India and elsewhere.

In September, a Japanese tourist allegedly died after he fell down stairs of the Taj Mahal in Agra, while taking a selfie.

In July, the Russian government caused a stir when it actually launched a campaign asking people to take safer selfies. “A cool selfie could cost you your life” – was the government’s warning published in a leaflet.

It is even claimed that selfies caused more deaths last year than sharks! Sounds like a joke, but unfortunately it isn’t.

(Featured image: For representation / Reuters)