Student falls off expressway bridge near Khandala, India – dies

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A 20-year-old man died after falling off the Amrutanjan Bridge near Khandala, India on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Wednesday, June 22nd of 2016, with the police suspecting that he might have lost his balance while taking a selfie on his phone.

Tanvel Kadam, an third year engineering student of a Lonavla-based college and hailing from Nashik, died on the spot in the incident, police said.

“Tanvel lost his balance while he was standing on the Amrutanjan bridge and fell down beside the Pune-Mumbai Expressway,” Amol Tambe, superintendent of police (Highways) said.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the incident took place while he was taking a ‘selfie’ on his phone at the bridge,” he added.

Vehicular traffic remained unaffected since the youth did not fall on the actual Expressway route.

Source: Hindustan Times

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