Yet another selfie-enthusiast is making headlines for risking their life in order to take a perfect snap.
A teenager in Indonesia, identified as El Hayati, reportedly stopped by the railway tracks in Purworejo, Central Java, along with her three friends to pose for a selfie.
The 16-year-old was standing behind her friends, close to the passing train. As the group got ready to take the photo, Hayati somehow leaned back – and what happened next could have been much more horrific, to say the least.
Hayati was hit by an oncoming. Miraculously, she survived.
According to her friends, the train’s heavy impact sent Hayati flying a few feet away from where the group was originally kneeling for the photo. They were all smiling and posing for the camera with a selfie stick without having a clue of what had happened to their friend.
How Ely Hayati survived after her skull was smashed by a passing train is still a mystery 😷 pic.twitter.com/1Lh4LlCMPT— admtnmkrz (@ATMology) December 15, 2017
Disturbing photos shared on social media show Hayati’s skull cracked open with her head over a piece of cloth as she bled profusely.
The law enforcement officials soon arrived at the scene and rushed the injured teenager to hospital, where the doctors had to sew back her split scalp, according to the reports. Hayati still needs more medical attention, though it’s still unclear if the accident would leave any long-lasting effects on the girl.
This damaging social media trend has claimed many lives in the past couple of years. However, people still don’t see any problem in risking their lives for a perfect click.
Earlier this year, authorities in the city of Mumbai, India, had to impose no-selfie zones to discourage people from the activity, after it was reported that India is a world leader in horrific incidents involving selfies.
Sri Lanka also decided to crack down on phone users taking selfies anywhere near a moving train after dozens of deaths associated with the practice occurred.
The deadly accident that prompted the change in policy involved a 12-year-old boy who had been taking a selfie while standing on a train track in Colombo with his 24-year-old brother.
They died while standing on the tracks, and they weren't the only ones.
Dozens of deaths have been associated with selfies on the country's railroads this year alone.
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