HYDERABAD: In a bizarre yet tragic incident, a man died while another lost his hand when the duo was run over by a moving train while clicking selfies on Tuesday.
The incident took place at Alwal Railway station near Secunderabad
Sampath Kumar, who is working as Dumper operator in GodavariKhani, went to nearby Alwal railway station to receive his friends.
Kumar and his friend Sravan were trying to take a selfie on their phone while standing on the railway track. The duo thought that as the train was far away from them they click a selfie or two before it reaches the railway station. But, unfortunately, the train advanced very fast and hit both. Sampath was crushed to death on the spot while his friend Sravan survived but lost his hand.
Sampath, who came to Secunderabad to attend a friend’s marriage, is survived by his wife and two children.
Confirming the death, railway police said “One youth has died another got injured in Alwal after being hit by train while taking selfies.”