Teen filming himself walking next to moving train miraculously escapes tragedy after it HITS him

The boy survived despite being thrown into the air and suffering injuries to his face and leg

Teen filming himself walking next to moving train miraculously escapes tragedy after it HITS him
Chintakula Akshay Raju is struck by the train as it zooms by quickly, knocking him to the ground (screengrab/YouTube)
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KAZIPET, TELANGANA: An Indian teenager who was allegedly shooting for Instagram reels on the rail track was horrifyingly struck by a train as he walked really close to the tracks. The incident took place near the Kazipet train station in Telangana, southern India, on Sunday, September 4. Local news sources claim that the engineering student disregarded the cautions of the railroad workers who were making repairs at the time.

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The boy has been identified as Chintakula Akshay Raju, 17, a Warangal engineering student who is being recorded by a friend. The boy filming the video can be overheard directing him to pose in the background. Raju has survived despite being thrown into the air and suffering injuries to his face and leg.

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Local reports say that Raju was posing for an Instagram Reels video. The footage has been circulated online which shows a train coming up behind the teen as he walks really close to the tracks with his head down and hands in his pockets. He is then struck by the train as it zooms by quickly, knocking him to the ground.

The person filming the boy panics and rushes towards him. He was shocked to see blood dripping from Raju's ear. He can be heard in the video yelling with panic. He was discovered by a railroad guard, who called the ambulance after spotting him on the track. 

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The railway police acted quickly and took him to a nearby government hospital. Raju was later moved by family members to a private hospital. According to medical reports, the teen's face was hurt and his leg was fractured.  He is lucky to have survived such a gory accident after crashing onto the track. The boy is reportedly no longer in danger and is expected to recover completely.

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In a similar incident reported last year, a young man was killed after being struck by a train while attempting to record a TikTok video on a railroad track in Rawalpindi, Punjab province of Pakistan. At the railway track in Shah Khalid Colony, Hamza, a Noorani Mohalla resident, was recording a TikTok video. As he waited for a train, he attached his smartphone to his tripod.

He pushed the button on the camera and walked over to the side of the train track as soon as he saw it. The young man continued to walk next to the track despite the train's horn blowing. He died of severe head injury after the train's engine struck him.

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