Love for Self­ies Push Vis­i­tors at Risk Near Dams

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Sev­eral deaths have been re­ported when en­thu­si­asts were try­ing to take seles near lakes, dams and at cliffs. Ob­sessed with cap­tur­ing that per­fect pout, vis­i­tors are pre­car­i­ously bal­anc­ing them­selves near the sluice gates of Khadak­wasla for seles even as wa­ter gushes out of the dam. An In­sta­gram or Face­book search on #khadak­wasla or #khadak­wasladam and thumb­nails of photo pop-ups shows the risks peo­ple are will­ing to take for just a sele at the dam. Young par­ents could be seen with tod­dlers stand­ing in the wa­ter, which could en­dan­ger their lives, con­sid­er­ing the force with which the wa­ter ows. Teenagers are also spot­ted strik­ing poses as they stand in the wa­ter, turn­ing a deaf ear to the sirens warn­ing the vis­i­tors about the open­ing of sluice gates. Though there are four-ve boards al­ready in­stalled, the ir­ri­ga­tion de­part­ment is now plan­ning to put up more boards warn­ing peo­ple about the po­ten­tial risks.

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