Blogging couple post 'irresponsible' photos showing them dangling out of a moving train while in Sri Lanka

Portuguese influencers Raquel and Miguel posted the images online for their 216,000 followers and have since stressed that the train was 'moving slowly'


                            Blogging couple post 'irresponsible' photos showing them dangling out of a moving train while in Sri Lanka

An adventurous travel blogging couple has received backlash after posting an Instagram picture of themselves dangling dangerously out of a moving train in Sri Lanka. Portuguese influencers Raquel and Miguel posed for the image and posted it online for their 216,000 followers and now their fans are calling the dangerous act "irresponsible".

The blogger couple from the @explorerssaurus Instagram account took the much-debated shot while they were traveling to the small town of Ella on a train. Boyfriend Miguel can be seen in the image kissing Raquel's forehead as she leans her whole body out of the train while holding onto the carriage's rails.


 
 
 
 
 
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In another image that was uploaded on the account, Raquel can be seen keeping herself from falling out of a train by holding onto Miguel with one hand while he takes the photo. The couple has since stressed that the train was "moving slowly" and that they "respect everyone's opinions, but it's not risky".

In spite of the claims that the train was moving very slowly, the photo was taken when the train was traveling on a bridge over a massive ravine which Raquel could've easily fallen into. Many fans have commented on the controversial image, which now has almost 40,000 likes.


 
 
 
 
 
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One user commented: "You’d risk your life just for a picture? Just so you can upload it on social media? Or do you do this because this give you ‘the rush’? How is this sensible?" Another said: "Two idiots risking their lives and others’ lives just to get likes." A third one added: "This will inspire more emulators to do this. Dangerous. Irresponsible and all in the name of vanity."

There are also some users who have slammed Miguel for putting his girlfriend in danger and not being the one out of the two of them to stand outside the train. Raquel, however, responded to this by saying: "The guy [he] didn’t put me in danger, I’m pretty independent and I do what I feel comfortable with." The couple later added: "The train was almost not moving."


 
 
 
 
 
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A shocking report that was published last year revealed that 259 people have died while they were taking dangerous selfies since 2011. Between the years of 2011 and 2017, 259 people have been accidentally killed in many different ways while they were taking selfies around the world.

The most common ways for any of these people to die while taking the glamorous shots is to be hit by traffic or fall. It happens to men in the majority with almost three-quarters of the victims being male.