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Travellers and phone-camera [lovers / lovelies] need to note a new danger that has recently come to [dark / light] . This new life-threatening hazard has sprung [up / down] in the past few years and is now a ubiquitous [part / partner] of life. It is also proving to be twice as [lethally / lethal] as being killed by a shark. What is this potential new menace? Well, it is the selfie. Yes – love 'em or hate 'em, the desire to [fake / take] a photo of yourself in front of a world-famous site or to [strike / stake] a pose and pout with a friend has resulted [on / in] more deaths in 2015 than shark attacks. It has been reported that so far [this / that] year, 12 people have died as a result of trying to take a selfie. This compares to just six deaths due [to / for] unprovoked shark attacks.

Selfie-related accidents can [happening / happen] in all manner [for / of] circumstances. The website Wikipedia.com has detailed the twelve deaths seen this year. They [include / including] two Russian men who were killed while taking a selfie with a [hand / handy] grenade; three Indian students who were killed by an oncoming train while taking selfies on train [tracks / tacks] ; and an American woman who fell [for / to] her death while taking a selfie with her boyfriend on a [cleft / cliff] in South Africa. The latest death came last month when a Japanese tourist died [falling / fallen] down the stairs while trying to get a [short / shot] of himself at the Taj Mahal in India. There may be more. A Russian government spokeswoman told reporters that in July, there were, "dozens of selfie-related deaths" in Russia [alone / lonely] .

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