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Engg student dies while taking selfie in TN, hit by train he wanted in backdrop

The incident occurred past midnight when the student was returning after celebrating New Year.

india Updated: Jan 01, 2017 19:42 IST
A person holds a selfie stick as the sun sets over a body of water in the Camargue on New Years Eve
A person holds a selfie stick as the sun sets over a body of water in the Camargue on New Years Eve(AFP Photo/Representative Image)

A 21-year-old engineering student died when he was hit by a speeding train while trying to click a selfie here in the wee hours on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred past midnight when the student was returning after celebrating New Year, they said.

Gunasekharan, a resident of Dindigul district studying at a private college in the city’s outskirt, died on the spot when he was trying to click a selfie with the train in the background using his mobile phone, police said.

The victim was hit by the train and hurled at a distance of around 100 feet, they said.

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