WATCH: Social media influencer lies in front of oncoming train to gain followers

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Arthur Babaev allegedly had his pal filming him on a railway line as a train passed over him (Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA).
Arthur Babaev allegedly had his pal filming him on a railway line as a train passed over him (Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA).

Arthur Babaev allegedly had his pal filming him on a railway line as a train passed over him.

The vlogger, who’s since been arrested with his friend, identified only as Dmitry, filmed the terrifying event between Salar and Chukursay railway stations in the district of Yunusabad in Uzbekistan.

In the footage the young man is seen lying on the tracks just as an oncoming train passes over him.

The video, shared on Instagram, achieved more than 34 000 views and sparked outrage on social media with many netizens calling the vlogger a “bad example” for teenagers and young people.

Local authorities said Babaev, who has more than 5 000 followers, made the clip to create hype in his attempt to become an online influencer and wanted to see his video go viral.

The two friends have reportedly since been detained by police and charged with petty hooliganism.

Watch the video that sparked the outcry below:


Sources: Instagram, Magazine features

 

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