Vizianagaram: A teenager who was taking a selfie while standing on the roof of a goods train was electrocuted to death on 2 June at L Kota in Vizianagaram.

The 19-year-old victim, J. Pradeep, was a second-year engineering student in Vizag city. He was passionate about taking selfies and on Tuesday went to the L. Kota railway station and climbed on top of a goods train for a selfie when he came in contact with a high-tension wire and suffered 75 per cent burns. He was rushed to the Government Hospital in Vizianagaram district and later shifted to a private hospital in Vizag city where he died.

The number of selfie-related deaths in the country has been rising over the past two years. Around two years ago, a 22-year-old medical student had died on the spot when he fell off a moving train while trying to take a selfie. The incident took place near Borra Caves Junction in Vizag Agency when the Vizag-Kirandol passenger train was passing through the tunnels on the KK line. The victim, D. Gopi Reddy, was a resident of Guntur and was visiting Araku Valley with his friends.

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