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So Tragic! Two Teenagers Die While Taking Selfies in Raging Floodwater

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So Tragic! Two Teenagers Die While Taking Selfies in Raging Floodwater
Bangladeshi walk in water in an area submerged by flood in Kurigram, northern Bangladesh. Photo: AFP
 
Two Bangladeshi teenagers have died taking selfies in raging floodwaters, officials said Thursday, as the death toll from fresh monsoon downpours reached 56 with nearly five million affected.
 
According to a report by AFP, the 15-year-old boys were snapping selfies at a flooded road in the northern town of Melandah on Wednesday when they were swept away by powerful currents. “With the school shut down due to floods, and the road underwater, they thought it was good idea to take selfies on the flooded road,” said Mohan Talukder, the headmaster of Umir Uddin School where the boys attended.

“Unfortunately huge currents washed both of them into a roadside flood-plain. Several villagers tried to save them, but one of them was also washed away by floodwaters.” Local police chief Mazharul Karim told AFP their bodies were recovered by divers after a day-long search.

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