Man attempts stupid selfie stunt, gets hit by train


Hyderabad - The video viral with many netizens describing the stunt as "height of stupidity"


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Published: Thu 25 Jan 2018, 6:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 22 Sep 2022, 3:01 PM

The craze to take a selfie video with a speeding train in the background nearly cost the life of a young man in Hyderabad.

He escaped with injuries as he was knocked down by a train while aiming for the daring shot.

The youth, identified as Shiva by police, attempted the selfie with fast approaching Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) train in the background.

The incident occurred on Sunday near Bharat Nagar railway station on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

The disturbing video surfaced on Wednesday and went viral with many netizens describing the stunt as "height of stupidity" and appealing to youths never to attempt this.

The video shows the young man smiling into his smartphone camera and pointing at the approaching train with his right hand. As the train comes closer, someone is heard warning him. However, he ignores the warning and is heard saying "one minute".

The video ends with a thud as the young man is hit by the train. It records the commotion that followed as people rushed towards him.

Hailing from Warangal town of Telangana, Shiva sustained injuries on head and hands. He was admitted to a private hospital where his condition was stated to be stable.

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