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2 youths crushed under train while taking selfie in Yamunanagar

“An eyewitness saw the two youths trying to click a selfie with the Jan Shatabdi and getting crushed under it,” said Yamunanagar GRP police station in-charge Suresh Kumar.

india Updated: May 09, 2017 22:51 IST
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Two youths were crushed by a train while taking a selfie on the railway bridge on the outskirts of the Yamunanagar city on Tuesday.

According to the government railway police (GRP), the youths, who appeared to be between 18 and 20 years, were trying to take a selfie with the oncoming train on the bridge on the Western Yamuna Canal. “An eyewitness saw the two youths trying to click a selfie with the Jan Shatabdi and getting crushed under it,” said Yamunanagar GRP police station in-charge Suresh Kumar.

“It’s a narrow bridge with only a single track. The youths failed to judge the speed of the train and could not move away in time,” he added.

DEADLY CRAZE
  • Jan 2017: A 22-year-old youth was crushed by a train while trying to take a selfie on the railway tracks near Dhuri Lines, Ludhiana.
  • May 2016: A 15-year-old boy in Pathankot allegedly shot himself with his father’s revolver while taking a selfie. Amandeep Singh, a student of Class 10, was purportedly attempting a selfie with his sister while putting a revolver on his head on Friday.The gun went off, fatally injuring Singh.
  • Sept 2015: ‘Selfie craze’ claimed two young lives in Patiala as two boys slipped into the Bhakra canal on the Nabha road.

The police have sent the bodies for autopsy.” We are trying to ascertain the identity of the victims,” said Suresh Kumar. A case under section 147 of the Railway Act has been registered, he added.

MOST SELFIE DEATHS IN INDIA

A study published by US-based Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi in November last year revealed that 76 of the 127 selfie deaths globally in 2014-15 had been reported in India.