On November 20th, 2017, a Russian man has died after he pulled the pin out of a hand grenade and posted photographs of himself holding it.
Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chechik was killed instantly in the incident in the city of Labinsk in south west Russia.
According to local news, the man had sent a text to a friend, including a picture of the grenade in his hand with the pin pulled from the device lying nearby.
In the text exchange, the man’s friend asks him where he is and if everything is ok.
“It depends by what you mean ‘OK’,” he replied reportedly, posting the photograph of the grenade.
“Listen, don’t f*** around,” his friend then replied before following it up with: “Where are you,” to which they received no response.