Death by selfie: Youth drowns in Dindi reservoir while taking selfie

The SI said Manoj fell into the reservoir at around 5:30 p.m on Saturday. “We tried to locate his body immediately but it got dark and we could only retrieve the body in the morning,” Mr. Suresh added.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 Sep 2022 11:22 AM GMT
Death by selfie: Youth drowns in Dindi reservoir while taking selfie

Hyderabad: A 22-year-old youth drowned while attempting to take a selfie at Dindi reservoir in Nalgonda district on Saturday evening.

According to the Dindi police, the victim has been identified as U. Manoj, a resident of Erragadda. Dindi SI Suresh said Manoj had come with six others. "He went too close to the spillway gates and he slipped. His body was brought out of the water on Sunday morning," he said.

The SI said Manoj fell into the reservoir at around 5:30 p.m on Saturday. "We tried to locate his body immediately but it got dark and we could only retrieve the body in the morning," Mr. Suresh added.

Manoj and his friends went to Srisailam and stopped at Dindi on their way back home.

Selfie deaths

A similar incident took place nearly a year ago in which two youths from Nalgonda died at Dindi reservoir while taking a selfie.

In another event, an intermediate student received grievous injuries on 4 September this year after being hit by a train while he was trying to make an Instagram reel just inches away from a railway track. The injured student was identified as Ajay, a first-year intermediate student.

The mishap took place on the Vaddepalli railway track when the student tried to pose for the camera while walking near the track to have the speeding train as a background for the reel. However, the stunt failed and he was tossed in the air due to the impact of the train collision. The train was reportedly going from Kazipet to Manchiryala.

A railway guard, who noticed Ajay in blood-soaked condition on the tracks, called the 108 ambulance service. Ajay was shifted to a nearby hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment. According to reports, the boy received a head injury and injuries on his left ear.

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