In a shocking incident, three teens were killed while they were taking selfies on a railway track in Panipat, Haryana on Wednesday.
As per the reports, another teenager managed to jump to safety before the accident said, police officials. The teens were taking selfies when they saw a train approaching them, they jumped to the second track without realizing another train was coming.
One of them saved his life by jumping on the other side of the train. The teenagers had come to attend a wedding. The two teens killed were 19 years old while the one who got saved was 18.
A similar incident happened in 2017, three students were killed on a railway track in Karnataka, while a man died in Odisha after an elephant wrapped its trunk around the man and crushed him to death as he tried to take a selfie with the animal.
A study last year by researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) revealed that 259 people across the world had died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017. Also, the study said the highest number of incidents and selfie deaths were reported in India followed by Russia, the United States, and Pakistan.
Youngsters are given several warnings by the expert to not to indulge in selfies on the pretext of their lives and this incident has proven that it can be life-threatening to make social media life looks enjoyable.