16-Year-Old Gets Run Over By Speeding Train In Chennai While Clicking A Selfie

01/02/2016 2:42 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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CHENNAI -- A 'selfie' moment ended in a tragedy for a 16-year-old student who was run over a speeding train while trying to click a picture of himself besides the train.

Dinesh Kumar, a Class XI student, was walking along the railway track with a friend at suburban Vandalur on Sunday evening when the incident happened, police said today.

He tried to click a picture of himself with the speeding suburban train behind him when it ran over him, killing the teenager on the spot, they added.

The victim's body was sent for post-mortem and further probe was on.

The incident comes close on the heels of a man and a girl drowning in Arabian Sea in Mumbai recently.

The man had perished trying to save the girl who fell into the sea while attempting a selfie.

Doctors have been warning that taking too many selfies could result in "Selfitis," which they describe as a mental disorder.

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