Hyd Man mowed down while attempting reckless selfie

A video has shown the truly horrific moment a man was struck by a train while posing for a selfie – and miraculously survived

The incident dates back to January 21, but the video went viral on the internet on Wednesday, January 24.

The speeding train however; smashed into the man and sent him flying as the screen goes blank while sounds of people rushing to his aide can be heard. The train hit him at a high speed tossing him on to the gravel, while the video was still on. Warning: The clip below shows the man getting hit by the train. Many commenters derided the stunt as "the height of stupidity", which the man managed to survive, Gulf News reported. As the video began, Shiva smiled at his cell phone camera while a train could be seen approaching him.

The incident occurred near the Bharat Nagar railway station on the outskirts of Hyderabad. "He suffered injuries to his hand and head", said P Sudhakara Rao, Inspector, RPF.

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According to medical reports, Siva is undergoing treatment at a private hospital for serious injuries to his head and hands but is said to be in a stable condition, outlookindia.com reports. A voice in the background told Shiva he was standing perilously close to the train tracks, to which Shiva paid no heed. Shiva replies in his native language, before continuing to shoot the selfie video on the railway tracks.

As the number of selfie deaths reached disturbingly high recently, the police officials of different states had cautioned against such unsafe misadventures. Trains were the second most common cause of deaths.

They later said he wanted to "touch the train" as it passed.

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