A 16-year-old schoolboy died on Sunday evening while taking a selfie with the speeding train in Chennai.

(Image for representational purpose only)
(Image for representational purpose only)

The boy, identified as one Dena Sukumar, was trying to take a click with speeding train in the background.

According to a report, the boy was chatting with some of his friends by the railway tracks when they decided to take selfies on the tracks, leading to the incident.

Following the incident, Mumbai police banned selfies in 16 spots identified as dangerous.

A recent report on such deaths around the world and published in the Washington Post, said that out of at least 27 “selfie-related” deaths around the world last year, about half occurred in India.