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Hyd Man mowed down while attempting reckless selfie

Hyd Man mowed down while attempting reckless selfie

The video has taken the social media by storm, prompting calls for strict action to prevent it from becoming a trend. The train hit him and he was thrown away from the track.

He seems oblivious to the danger and smiles as he apparently misjudges the speed of the approaching Multi-Modal Transport System train.

The incident happened on Sunday afternoon near Borabanda Railway station in Hyderabad.

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In the video, the man is seen standing on the edge of the railway tracks holding up his phone with its front camera facing him and a train can be seen approaching him from behind. The official said it amounts to trespassing on railway property which is a punishable offence.

The personnel of the Railway Protection Force rushed to the spot and shifted him to a private hospital where his condition is now said to be stable, police said. Kumar ignored the warnings and continued to take the video. "He received serious injuries on the right hand, head and chest, but is out of danger now". The undated video, shows the Pheran (a traditional Kashmiri cloak) clad man lying face down in the middle of the track as the train passed over him.

In January 2017, two teenagers were killed by a speeding train while they were doing stunts and posing for selfies near a railway track behind Akshardham Temple in Delhi.