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

india Updated: Jan 01, 2017 19:42 IST
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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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