A video has shown the truly horrific moment a man was struck by a train while posing for a selfie – and miraculously survived.
According to The Sun UK, the showing footage shows the man, identified as Siva, 22, standing perilously close to the tracks as the train speeds towards him.
The disturbing incident happened in the South Indian city of Hyderabad on Sunday.
As the clip begins, a voice can be heard in the background warning Siva that he is too close to the track.
But Siva just says “wait” in response and continues to smile back at his phone.
He ignores the train, which blares its siren loudly in warning.
As the train hits him, the image goes blank, but the phone continues to record the audio for over a minute catching the commotion that ensued.
After Siva collapsed to the ground bleeding, his friends who had accompanied him, rushed him to hospital.
They later said he wanted to “touch the train” as it passed.
Police said it was the force of the wind, as opposed to the train, that knocked him down.
According to medical reports, Siva is undergoing treatment at a private hospital for serious injuries to his head and hands but is said to be in a stable condition, outlookindia.com reports.
Secunderabad Railway Police Superintendent Ashok said his staff noticed Siva’s stunt and had asked him to move away.
“He did not listen to the advice of staff at the track,” said Ashok.
A case of trespassing has been booked against Siva.
Watch the video below: