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Indian teen dies while taking a selfie

  • A 16-year-old in Kerala, India died while trying to take a selfie in front of a moving train. Edwin was with his friends and brother when he stepped onto the tracks and slipped, after which he was run over by the train, as per media reports. 

    Media notes that this incident has brought the issue of social media addiction to the table. Gulf News also reports that another Indian died while staging a fake death, so that he could upload the video on Facebook. 

    This is not the first time that someone has died while trying to take a selfie; a Russian teen died due to the same reason. 

    Tagged as: selfie addiction, facebook selfies, social media addiction, technology news