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Couple taking selfie on rail track hit by train

Rescue workers extract the young woman trapped under the carriage (inset), one of the two people hit by a passenger train while taking a selfie. (Photo taken from @ThaiRescueNews Facebook's page)

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Two young people trying to take a selfie on a railway track were hit by a passenger train and severely injured at Samsen station in Bangkok’s Phaya Thai district early on Thursday.

The pair, a man and woman who work together, had been drinking nearby before they went down onto one track to take selfies with an approaching train on the other track around 4.30am.

Unfortunately, they failed to notice there was another train approaching the station on the track they were on, Thai media reported.

The train ran over them.

The woman, identified only as Walailuck, 28, lost her right leg. She was left lying beneath the train, and her severed right leg was beside the track. Rescue workers rushed her to Ramathibodi Hospital. 

The man, identified only as Amnart, 24, was knocked off the track and sustained severe head injuries. He was rushed to Vachira Hospital, police said.

Police will question the train driver, the two injured people and people who witnessed the accident and examine surveillance camera footage.

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