Was it serious enough that he needed to climb onto the train roof though?
Man Electrocuted To Death While Trying To Take Selfie
This young man lost his life over something so unnecessary and dumb.
According to NY Daily News:
A Spanish man was electrocuted after climbing onto the roof of a train to take a selfie.
The 21-year-old died in Andujar, Andalusia, at 12 noon Saturday after clambering on top of a haulage locomotive with a pal.
The duo thought the train, parked in a siding at the town’s station, was not electrified. But its cables were in fact still connected and conducting a current.
As he went to snap the photo with his mobile phone, the victim accidentally touched a high-voltage wire. The electric shock reportedly threw him from the train.
Firefighters, police and paramedics rushed to the scene, according to ABC. The electricity supply between local stations was cut so the pair could be attended to.
But it was too late, and the 21-year-old, from Vegas de Triana, was declared dead at the scene.
A sadly tragic situation that could have been avoided. May he rest in peace.