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Man falls into sea while taking a selfie (video)

By Mason White 3:09 PM October 22, 2014
Man falling into sea while taking selfie 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man fell into the sea while he was busy taking a selfie, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The incident unfolded in Beirut, Lebanon, during a live television interview.

Now, the video went viral on YouTube.

The video shows a news reporter interviewing a middle-aged man with a gray beard, while in the background, the man can be seen walking on the edge of the dock to take a picture of himself.

However, the man lost his balance and plunged into the sea.

This was not the first time that a selfie nearly killed a person. In October, a teen died after a train slammed into her while taking a selfie near the train tracks, police in India said.

Puttur Police said that 19-year-old Varsha Alva, was snapping photos of herself at a scenic stretch of railroad tracks when the passenger train slammed into her.

Alva died instantly, while her friend, Rachana, lost her arm. Alva was a student at Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology.

According to the police investigation, the teens were busy taking pictures and did not hear or see the approaching train. Rachana is recovering at a hospital.

The teens managed to upload several photos to the Internet before the train slammed into them. The photos have since gone viral.