The selfie mania among youth claimed the lives of three young men on Mypadu beach in SPSR Nellore on Sunday morning. The dead and the four of their friends had gone to the beach at around 10 am for swimming.
The deceased and four of their friends had gone to the beach for swimming. They went deep into the sea, taking selfies.
Nellore: The selfie mania among youth claimed the lives of three young men on Mypadu beach in SPSR Nellore on Sunday morning. The dead and the four of their friends had gone to the beach at around 10 am for swimming.
Four of them went deep into the water while taking selfies ignoring danger. The other members of the group also followed them and they got caught in the waters. The alarm raised by a member of the group before going down saved the situation.
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Or else, things would have turned as disastrous. Some fishermen saw what was happening and have jumped into action, but they could save only four of them.
Indukurpeta sub inspector S.K. Sheriff said that everybody in the group could have been saved if they had been near the others swimming on the beach, but the youths went away from the crowd.
The deceased name was S.K. Nadeem, 22, a resident of Isukadonka in the city, S.K. Musavir, 22, of Rail Street in the city and N. Harish, 24, of Kanuparthi Padu. Nadeem and the Musavir were working in a Hero Honda showroom. Harish was the engineering graduate and was looking for a job.
The sub inspector said that those who were saved existed aged between 20 and 30, and the two of them were working for Hero Honda. The other two in the group were their friends.
Heart-rending scenes were witnessed when their bodies of the deceased were taken to their homes with parents and relatives crying uncontrollably. With the relatives flatly refusing to file a complaint, police recorded statements and have allowed the families to hold funerals.