Accident
Ansar and Fayaz were trying to take selfies on top of the waterfall when they accidentally slipped and fell down.
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In a fresh incident of a selfie turning fatal, two young men in Telangana fell from the top of a waterfall and drowned, while trying to photograph themselves on Sunday.

23-year-old Md Ansar, who was a mechanic, and 22-year-old Md Fayaz, a degree student, had come to the Kuntala waterfalls in Adilabad district on Sunday with a group of friends, The Hindu reported.

All of them hail from Argul village in Nizamabad district.

Ansar and Fayaz were trying to take selfies on top of the waterfall when they accidentally slipped and fell down.

India Today reported that while search operations were launched to trace the bodies of the two men, the heavy rain has made it difficult to carry on the task.

According to NTV Telugu, when Ansar and Fayaz fell in the water, some people around him started taking videos of the drowning men instead of calling for help.

The popular picnic spot reportedly does not have adequate number of security personnel to patrol the area, which hosts a large number of tourists.

In 2015, in another tragic incident, two 21-year-old engineering students fell in the waterfall and drowned.

Another man drowned after falling in the waterfall in 2012, when he was trying to take his friend's photograph near the water body.