In May, an 18-year-old Romanian girl died as she tried to take “the ultimate selfie” on top of a train, now these 2 teenage girls are in a serious condition after being electrocuted as they tried to take a selfie on top of a train which they thought was no longer in use.
Russian friends Olesya Belmasova and Anastasiya Kirillova, who are both 16, suffered horrific burns after brushing against a live rail track in the Russian city of Taganrog.
They climbed on it because they thought it no longer worked but the train sat on tracks with thousands of volts running through them.
The friends were spotted by a passing worker, who witnessed the horrifying moment they were electrocuted.
“I was walking towards them to ask them what they were doing when they were suddenly blasted to the ground,” he said.
“One was completely blackened and the other was on fire as if she had exploded.”
The two girls were rushed to a children’s hospital with 70% burns and several fractures.
Anastasia, who can still talk despite the severity of her injuries, said:
“We climbed on top of the tank car and then I heard a loud clap. We fell off the car and onto the ground.
“My hair was on fire and I was in so much pain.”
A police spokesman said:
“They wanted to take some photos from the top of the tank car but were injured by a high-voltage electric current.”