The student was found on the track with head and spinal injuries.

Andhra student jumps off train to save iPhone gets injuredImage for representation
news News Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:00

An engineering student in Andhra was seriously injured after he jumped off a running train to retrieve his iPhone, which had slipped from his hand.

The incident reportedly took place at Kuchinavaripalle village in Kadapa district on Thursday. 

The New Indian Express reported:

According to passengers, Ravi Teja Chowdary is an  engineering at a private college at Putturu in Chittoor district. He boarded the Venkatadri Express on Thursday morning. He jumped off the running train to get his iPhone, which had fallen down, while he was talking over phone. Noticing this, the passengers informed the matter to 108. The boy was found on the track with head and spinal injuries. 

The report adds that the parents of the boy were working in Kuwait and that the boy told the police that he jumped off the train for his iPhone.

Earlier this year, the quest for a perfect selfie resulted in the death of an engineering student in Andhra's Kurnool district after he was hit by a train.

The incident took place at a bridge near Neravada in Panyam mandal when two friends, noticed an approaching train and decided to take selfies with the train in the background.

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