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Two teens electrocuted attempting selfie atop south Russian freight train

June 09, 2015, 15:34 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to the investigators, the 15-year-old girls were injured with high-voltage electric current and taken to hospital with burns

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MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. 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 inquiries had opened into the Monday incident.

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


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