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Selfie girls cause train havoc

19 June 2017 - 195   - 0


Taking selfies with their smart phones has led to the deaths of a number of Sri Lankans. The latest episodes occurred when two brothers chose the railway track. An approaching train brought them death.Railway authorities have become alert to the threat, so much so a guard in a train figured in a hilarious encounter. This was on a train from Colombo to Polgahawela.

He noticed two young girls taking selfies from the entry/exit door of the train. The guard noticed that they alighted at the Kelaniya Railway Station. The guard, waving a red flag, got down from the train and walked towards the two girls. Alas, the train pulled up and was soon speeding towards the next station.

The guard, without pursuing the girls, chased the train. He was not successful. The train had reached two more stations when the engine driver received a message that he had left behind the guard. So the train had to reverse all the way to Kelaniya to pick up the guard.

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