Taking selfies near trains will get you arrested in this country

The crackdown stems from the recent death of a 12-year-old boy

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The popularity of selfies continues to soar worldwide, but if you are anywhere near a train in Sri Lanka - steer clear.

That's because the country is cracking down on anyone taking pictures of themselves on railway tracks or close to a moving train.

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Authorities say you could get arrested.

The crackdown stems from the recent death of a 12-year-old boy.

He was taking a selfie on a train track in Colombo with his brother. They both died.

A spokesperson from the Railway says 28 people have died on Sri Lankan Railroads this year.

Most of them taking selfies.

Still India has the most deaths with 76 in two years, according to a recent study.

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