This is really bizarre and creepy. Selfie gone horribly wrong
Clicking a selfie turned out to be tragically fatal for a 19 year old youth as well as six of his friends, who drowned in the Ganga on Wednesday while trying to save one another.
The incident happened when six youths from Juhi area and one Shivam from Colonelganj area of Kanpur had gone to take a bath in the river Ganga after rainfall, police said.
Shivam was clicking a selfie while bathing following which he lost his balance and started drowning in the river. Maqsood tried to save Shivam but he too lost his balance due to the high water level and high current following heavy rainfall.
All the other friends jumped one after another to save the others but drowned in the attempt.
A team of divers was deployed to save the youths and their bodies were recovered after two hours, Patel said, adding, all of them were sent to Medical College Hospital where they were declared dead by the doctors.
The deceased have been identified as Sachin Gupta (21), Bholu Tiwari (20), Rohit (20), Shivam (19), Maqsood (31), Bhola (16) and Satyam (24).