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Another selfie death? Youth falls off expressway bridge near Khandala, dies

Tanvel Kadam, an third year engineering student of a Lonavla-based college and hailing from Nashik, died on the spot near the Amrutanjan Bridge near Khandala on Pune-Mumbai Expressway.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2016 00:30 IST
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Tanvel Kadam died on the spot near the Amrutanjan Bridge near Khandala on Pune-Mumbai Expressway, while he was allegedly taking a ‘selfie’ on his phone at the bridge,(HT file photo)

A 20-year-old youth died after falling off the Amrutanjan Bridge near Khandala on Pune-Mumbai Expressway on Wednesday with the police suspecting that he might have lost his balance while clicking a ‘selfie’ on his phone.

Tanvel Kadam, an third year engineering student of a Lonavla-based college and hailing from Nashik, died on the spot in the incident, police said.

“Tanvel lost his balance while he was standing on the Amrutanjan bridge and fell down beside the Pune-Mumbai Expressway,” Amol Tambe, superintendent of police (Highways) said.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the incident took place while he was taking a ‘selfie’ on his phone at the bridge,” he added.

Vehicular traffic remained unaffected since the youth did not fall on the actual Expressway route.

According to Lonavala police, Tanvel had recently returned from his native place as his college was scheduled to re-open on Thursday.

Further investigation is on.

First Published: Jun 23, 2016 00:30 IST