Man Tries To Take Selfie In Front Of Moving Train

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A man ended up in hospital after he was hit by a train trying to take a selfie as it approached.

The man, known as Shiva, was in Hyderabad, the capital of southern India’s Telangana state, when he was seen aiming for a daring selfie with a speeding train in the background.

According to reports on Mirror Now, Shiva ended up in hospital with head injuries on Monday, (January 22), after he was hit by the train.

You can watch the moment below as it was caught on camera:

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In the video clip, you can see Shiva smiling at his phone’s camera and as the train approaches, he keeps his right arm pointed out.

Someone is heard warning him but he carries on trying to get the selfie and when the train’s whistle gets louder as it approaches, Shiva doesn’t move.

Suddenly, he’s hit by the train and the video goes blank after a loud crashing sound.

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The audio in the video remains on and suggests people realise what’s happened and rush towards the wounded Shiva.

According to reports, dangerous selfie-taking has caused ‘many deaths in India’ in recent months.

Last year, it was reported India has had the highest number of selfie-related deaths than any other country in the world.

Apparently, posing in front of a train is the most popular and perhaps, the most dangerous stunt of them all.

Mumbai police had to mark ‘more than a dozen no-selfie zones’ after three young girls drowned in the Arabian Sea while taking selfies.

Posted by Toni Kelly on Friday, 20 January 2017

Last year, a woman from New Zealand died in London after friends say she fell out of a window while trying to take a selfie.

Toni Kelly, who was described as a ‘happy and beautiful’ woman, was still on life support when she passed away after sustaining serious brain injuries.

Ms. Kelly’s friends said she fell from a second-storey window as she attempted to snap a picture herself.

Posted by Toni Kelly on Monday, 19 December 2016

Kelly, who was in her 20s at the time of her death, was originally from Dargaville, New Zealand and was believed to have been studying in the UK as part of a teacher-training scheme.

Toni Kelly’s Givealittle page revealed how after her death, her organs were donated to ‘help save other lives in the UK’.

Her sister, Stacey, went on Facebook to thank people for their generous donations as well as their support for the Kelly family at this difficult time.

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In 2016, after a rise in the number of people dying as a result of taking selfies, a team of US researchers were developing an app which will warn people when they are at risk.

Their research found 15 selfie-takers died in 2014, 39 in 2015 and 73 died in the first eight months of 2016, writes BBC.

Researchers revealed where most incidents happen and how causes of death can change depending on where in the world you live.

Be careful.