Sri Lanka is coming down hard on selfies.
The country’s railway authorities have announced they will start arresting people taking selfies on the tracks, or in front of moving trains.
This crackdown follows the recent death of a 12-year-old boy who died while taking selfies in the capital city of Colombo.
The boy and his 24-year-old brother, who subsequently died from the accident, were attempting to take selfies while standing on railway tracks.
In the same week, a newlywed man in Colombo was hit by an oncoming train, as he tried to take a selfie with his wife while standing on the tracks. The woman remains in intensive care. Read more…