At some point or another, most of us have gone the extra mile to add a bit of uniqueness to our average photographs. But that doesn’t mean that we throw caution to the winds in the name of the ‘perfect’ picture. Earlier, travel bloggers Raquel and Miguel were criticized for sharing a dangerous photo of themselves hanging out from a moving train.
According to India Today, when a group of people from Madhya Pradesh went to a picnic by the Pench river in Chhindwara district, two girls went to the middle in order to take a selfie. Thereafter the water level rose, trapping them in the gushing river.
Watch | Two Madhya Pradesh girls venture into the Pench river to take selfie, get trapped in swelling water. pic.twitter.com/AdRuZmPv1z
— NDTV (@ndtv) July 24, 2020
Other members of the group raised an alarm and an hour later, police officials rescued them with ropes. People pointed out that time and resources could have been saved if the girls had been more careful and not risked their lives, especially in the monsoon season.
What a waste of resources & risk to others due to their stupidity. Like in Australia, their parents should be sent the bill of rescue. Yes, that's what is done in Australia. Saying from experience of a close acquaintance in Sydney.
— Krishna Mahida (@govindagopala) July 24, 2020
This country’s obsession with selfies is insane af!!
— Vaishu (@DrVW30) July 24, 2020
Ab toh selfie kya video footage bhi milgaya
— Shabbeer Syed (@shabby_Rabu) July 24, 2020
The girls seem so cool and taking selfie. Few years back same happened in MP. But all those trapped then were swept away. Lesson still not learnt.
— Rajesh Gupta (@Rajeshguptablog) July 24, 2020
I respect our Police Department and it is sad to see our officers struggling like this,kindly pls don't trouble Police by doing such nonsense stuffs,police has lot many other issues to handle 🙏🙏🙏
— Pratibha (@me_pratii) July 24, 2020
I don't know why all these people not understanding that this time is not to do entertainment while we have to be safe from COVID 19.
— Suraj Choudhary (@SurajCh11781373) July 24, 2020
It is really sad, people like this in our country taking selfies in a place like this where water level can increase at any point specially during rainy days. Risking our own life's and other too to save them for just a selfie.
— yash dabir (@yashdabir) July 24, 2020
This incident is a lesson to all of us that safety should always come first!