train with the motive of taking selfies, has learned his
lesson the very hard way.
Jamshaid Khan, a young Pakistani man was killed on
Tuesday after being hit by a fast-moving train as he
tried to take a selfie with it.
The 22-year-old Khan, who was an employee of the
railways department, tried to take the photo on his
phone while standing on the track in front of the train
in Rawalpindi city.
"Jamshed Khan, a resident of Dhok Ratta area in
Rawalpindi city, died after getting hit by a train while
taking a selfie in front of it," Deeba Shahnaz, a senior
official of the rescue department, told AFP.
She added that: "The train crushed him and he was
killed on the spot."
A policeman at the local station confirmed the death
but said Khan's father did not acknowledge that his
son died while taking a selfie.
"Jamshed Khan's father Muhammad Pervez has said
in his statement that his son died in an accident while
crossing the track," the policeman said, adding that
the deceased was a helper at the railways
Taking selfies is a popular trend in Pakistan, with
many youngsters using the pictures to update their
Facebook and Twitter pages.