Three teenagers were killed while taking selfies on a railway track in India, the country which researchers say has the worst record for selfie-related deaths. A fourth youth managed to jump to safety before the accident in Panipat city in the northern state of Haryana, a police officer said.
“The victims were busy taking selfies and when they saw a train approaching they jumped to a second track without realising another train was coming on that,” M. S. Dabassaid. “One of them saved his life as he jumped on the other side of the track.” The group had come to Panipat to attend a wedding. Two of those killed were 19 years old and the third was 18.
A study last year by researchers from the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences said 259 people across the world had died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017.
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20 July, 2019