A teenage girl has died after being hit by a train while taking a selfie just inches from a railway track.
Photos from the scene show the girl just seconds before the train hit her – after allegedly ignoring warnings from other tourists to move back.
The unnamed 19-year-old can be seen in photos of the scene in Foshan, a city in South China’s Guangdong Province, as she holds out her mobile phone in front of herself to take the perfect selfie,Daily Mirror reports..
Dressed in a white top and blue skirt, the victim, however, took her picture project one step further by straying too close to the railway tracks, and on more than one occasion let blaring locomotives pass near her until she was finally struck by a freight train.
As can be seen from the photograph, the girl’s lifeless body was flung to one side of the tracks following the fatal accident.
Reports citing witnesses said that bystanders had actively asked the girl to keep a safe distance from the tracks. But the victim had reportedly ignored all warnings.