Indian man hit by train while posing for selfie in stupid stunt

NewsflarePublished: January 24, 201813 views
Published: January 24, 2018

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A young man was hit by a train while dangerously posing for a selfie in South Indian city of Hyderabad on January 21.

The disturbing video shows Siva, 22, posing for a selfie, standing very close to the tracks, as the train approaches him.

A voice can be heard in the background warning him that he is too close to the track. But Siva just says “wait” in response and gets ready to take the shot with a smiling face.

He ignores the train, which blares its siren loudly in warning.
As the train hits him, the image goes blank, but the phone continues to record the audio for over a minute catching the commotion that followed.

After Siva collapsed to the ground bleeding, his friends who had accompanied him, rushed him to a hospital.

They later said he wanted to touch the train as it passed. The police said that more than the train, it was the force of the wind which knocked him down.

Siva is undergoing treatment at a private hospital for serious injuries on his head and hands and is said to be in a stable condition.

Secunderabad Railway Police Superintendent Ashok said his staff noticed Siva’s stunt and had asked him to move away. “He did not listen to the advice of staff at the track,” said Ashok.

A case of trespassing has been booked against Siva.

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