A 17-year-old boy in Telangana suffered critical injuries after being hit by a train while trying to make a video for a popular social media platform. The teen was hit by the moving train for walking too close to the track to make an Instagram reel (short video).
A video of the error went viral on social media platforms. The teenager was seriously injured in the incident.
The video showed the boy – reportedly an 11th grade student in Telangana’s Warangal district – casually walking along a railway track while his friend could hear him warn. Within moments, a train rushed by and threw him into the air as a result of a collision – his arms and legs can dislocate in the video.
His friend behind the camera rushed over to see if he was conscious, the video showed. A railway guard at the site who witnessed the incident called an ambulance and rushed him to a nearby hospital.
The incident reportedly took place near Kazipet Railway Station in Telangana’s Hanamkonda district. The boy was identified as Chintakula Akshay Raju.
Several such incidents have been reported in recent days where people go to great lengths to create TikTok videos and roles on Instagram – only to go viral in some way.
In 2018, a young man attempted to take a selfie video with a speeding local train in the background in Hyderabad and nearly lost his life in the process. He had escaped with serious injuries.
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