Chennai: Boy run over by train while trying to click selfie

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Dinesh Kumar (16) was knocked down by the same train he was trying to capture in the selfie

Chennai: A 'selfie' moment ended in a tragedy for a 16-year-old student who was run over by a train while trying to click a picture of himself besides the train.

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

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. Kumar’s body was sent for post-mortem and further probe is 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.

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