Eight drown while clicking selfies on boat

first_imgEight persons who were enjoying a boat ride in the Vena reservoir near Nagpur on Sunday, drowned when they tried to take a selfie. One of the victims, Pankaj Doifode, 25, was live on Facebook along with his seven friends. “Majjani life. Panike bich me” (Enjoying life right at the centre of the reservoir),” one of them could be seen shouting in the Facebook video.The boat carrying Pankaj, his seven friends and three villagers who had provided them the boat, capsized minutes after the video was posted on the Facebook. “Of the 11 people on the boat, eight drowned. Three swam to safety. The accident seems to have happened when the young men came on one side of the boat to click selfies and videos which tilted the boat. They were busy clicking photos and videos that they overlooked the water that was entering their boat. Some of them were under the influence of alcohol. We have recovered seven bodies and search is on for one body,” police inspector Chandrashekhar Bahadure, who was supervising the search, told The Hindu.last_img