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Selfie mania claims life; Man run over by train, friend loses hand

Selfie mania claims life; Man run over by train, friend loses hand
Picture Courtesy: Times of India

Hyderabad: In a tragic incident, a man was crushed to death by a moving train while clicking selfies on Tuesday, while his friend lost his hand during the attempt.

As reported by the Times of India, the victim Sampath Kumar, went to nearby Alwal railway station, near Secunderabad, to receive his friends. He and his friend Sravan were trying to take a selfie on their phone while standing on the railway track. The duo thought that as the train was far away from them they click a selfie or two before it reaches the railway station. But, unfortunately, the train advanced very fast and hit both. Sampath was crushed to death on the spot while his friend Sravan survived but lost his hand.

Sampath, who was working as Dumper operator in Godavari Khani, had come to Secunderabad to attend a friend’s marriage. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Railway police has confirmed the death.