Selfie mania can cause fatal accidents

Selfie in front of approaching train kills Chennai boy Image: Chennai local By seeveeaar via Wikimedia Commons
news Monday, February 01, 2016 - 16:38

A 'selfie' moment ended in a tragedy for a 16-year-old student who was run over a speeding train while trying to click a picture of himself in front of an approaching train.

Dinesh Kumar, a Class XI student at Arignar Anna Government School in Poonamallee, was walking along the railway track with a friend at suburban Vandalur on Sunday evening when the incident happened, police said.

Dinesh told his friends that he wanted to take a selfie in front of an approaching train.

He tried to click a picture of himself with the speeding Chennai beach-Chengalpet train behind him. However, he miscalculated the speed of the train and it ran over and killed him on the spot, reported Times of India.

Engine driver reportedly informed the Vandalur railway station master Venkat Raman, who filed a complaint at the Tambaram railway police station.

The victim's body was sent for post-mortem to the Government Hospital in Chromepet and further probe was on reported TOI.

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