The social media’s rise as a platform for reaching out to more people and sharing almost anything with the world has also fuelled an urge for people to film or photograph them in bizarre situations. In the past few years several people have lost their lives while trying to click risky selfies across the globe.
A man in Russia just paid the price for taking a risk which proved fatal as he tried to click a picture with a real hand grenade. Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chechik took the pin out of the grenade and posed for a picture which he sent to his friend moments before it went off.
The blast killed Chechik instantly and several similar pictures with grenades sent to other friends indicate that the blast wasn’t intentional. Police suspect that Alexander didn’t actually expect the grenade to detonate until he threw it.
Further investigations into the incident are underway as police have categorised Alexander’s death as accident and not suicide.