Srinivasa Rao mentions the age of the unfortunate 'girls'. Perhaps he can throw some more light on this. Is he sure of the girls being around 29 or has he made a guess?
Also, the reason for the deaths that I mentioned is not known. The authorities are assuming that it was an attempt to take a selfie that resulted in this tragedy. They are guessing that the boys couldn't gauge the speed and distance of the train. The facts are yet to come out. Nonetheless, it is very tragic. The incident occurred on quite a lonely stretch of the railroad.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
It's a sad addiction that the modern gadgets have brought into our society. It's become almost a obsession to take a selfie where ever you are. It's embarrassing to see people taking selfie in temples where in
people behave as if they were in a park hugging and pecking on the cheeks.
Just last week in Bangalore a 12 th standard student lost his life in a temple tank, when his friends were distracted while taking a selfie. It's heart breaking to see that the same selfie shows the boy drowning in the tank.
During visits to Bandipur, KGudi near Mysore, I've seen many people stopping their vehicles, getting down to take a selfie with the elephants or deer in the background. It's a crime to even stop the vehicle in the roads through forests and there are many sign boards posted.
According to some reports from 2016, India ranked the top and accounted for more than half of the world's selfie related deaths in 2016. A day may come when psychiatric associations and the society declares selfie addicts to be an obsessive compulsive disorder. Yes, its fun to take a few selfies at parties, social gatherings as long as we are responsible for the safety of ourselves and the people around us.
For the past few years deaths caused due to selfie is very high across the globe. In the process of gaining popularity and clicking that perfect picture is not worth by risking your life. Ultimately the loss is ours and for our dear ones. The world doesn't gain or lose anything.
Whatever happens life should move on...
People have to understand themselves that this selfie-mania won't take them anywhere except in the ''Land of No Return''. Nothing more to say.
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My heartfelt condolences to the family of the three girls.
"Do not give up, things might not favour you always"