Seven die after trying to take selfie in India

Seven people drowned in India after an attempt to take a group selfie went wrong.

According to police in Kanpur district, the group had gone to swim in the river Ganga when one person decided to take a selfie. While taking it, he lost balance and was swept away by the current.

The six friends accompanying him jumped in one after another to save him – but each of them drowned as they jumped into the river. A team of divers were deployed to save the youths – but their bodies were recovered after two hours. All of them were taken to a Hospital where they were declared dead by doctors.

The deceased have been identified as Sachin Gupta (21), Bholu Tiwari (20), Rohit (20), Shivam (19), Maqsood (31), Bhola (16) and Satyam (24).



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