Boy kills himself while taking selfie in India

Police say the safety wasn’t on.

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JOHANNESBURG - It has emerged a teenage boy in India has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie.

The 15-year-old was posing with his father's point 32 calibre pistol on Friday evening when he accidentally pulled the trigger.

Police say the safety wasn't on.

Statistics released earlier this year put India top of the list for selfie-related deaths.

Of 49 fatalities over three years worldwide, India accounts for 19, that's nearly 40 percent of the global total.