Two Russian girls electrocuted attempting selfie atop train

Moscow, June 9 (IANS) Two 15-year-old girls were electrocuted in the southern Russian city of Taganrog after climbing on the roof of a freight train to take a photograph of themselves, investigators said on Tuesday.

The teenagers were “injured with high-voltage electric current” and taken to hospital with burns, an Investigative Committee spokesman said, adding that an inquiry has been opened into Monday’s incident, TASS news agency reported.

In mid-May, an obsession with selfies cost an 18-year-old Romanian girl her life. She had also climbed on a train and touched a cable, sending 27,000 volts through her body, Britain’s Daily Mirror reported.

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