A terrifying accident went viral in a video showing a young man attempting to take a selfie and colliding with a speeding train. In this chilling video, a youth named Shiva from Telangana can be seen standing near a high-speed train, trying to capture the “perfect selfie.”
Unfortunately, the train hits the young man and the phone falls from his hand, and the video ends. Several media reports claimed that the young man suffered serious injuries to his head and hands but survived. This news spread like wildfire and once again highlighted the increasing number of selfie-related accidents in India. However, now a new twist has emerged in this entire story.
Apparently, the youth never came in contact with the train, and the entire video was staged by Shiva and his friends, according to ABN Telugu. A regional news channel has aired a new video featuring Shiva, where his friends are mocking the viral video. A journalist working with the news channel, Nellutla Kavita, tweeted the video, stating that the youth, who worked as a gym instructor, has been on the run since the video went viral. The channel claimed that the youth had been arrested since then.
This incident highlights the potentially life-threatening consequences of video virality on social media and news platforms. With the increasing number of selfie accidents, people are becoming more excited to put themselves in unbelievable and dangerous situations. The news of the video being fake also indicates that people tend to believe such incidents as true and share them on their social media accounts without verification.
This incident provides an important indication that we need to verify videos that are presented on social media. Generally, people share videos without verifying them, making it difficult to discern whether the video is true. Therefore, we should remain vigilant and verify such videos before watching and sharing them on social media.
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