Teen Dead After Taking Selfie Atop Train

It was parked, but she apparently touched high-voltage wire
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 13, 2015 10:04 AM CDT
Teen Dead After Taking Selfie Atop Train

A teenager is dead after she was electrocuted while taking selfies atop a parked train in northeast Romania. Anna Ursu, 18, was hospitalized in the city of Iasi on Friday with severe burns after she apparently touched a high-voltage wire above the train. She died on Sunday. "Her whole body was burned," says a hospital spokesperson. A friend also was hospitalized with slight injuries. (It's not the first fatality involving selfies and trains.)

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