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Man Dies While Trying To Take ‘Selfie’ With Lightening

A 43-year-old man in India has ended up dead while trying to take a natural photo of lightening with his mobile phone.

The incident happened on Wednesday in Thiruvallur district in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu, according to wakkinews.

Police identified the man as H M Ramesh of Thuraippaakm.

According to the police, Ramesh was said to have collapsed and died while trying to take photo of the lightening and it struck him. He collapsed immediately and died with serious injuries on his face and chest.

This happened while the deceased was visiting a friend’s shrimp farm in Sunnampukkulam.

The police then warned people to stop attempting to take photos of lightening, a act which was a common practice in the area.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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