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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Train Conductor Kicks Selfie-Taking Douche In The Head

A foolish thrillseeker got a swift boot to the head while trying to take the world's most dangerous selfie - just inches from a moving train.

Jared Frank, 22, from Regina, Canada, took the risky selfie on the Inca Trail in Peru - the train route that runs from Cusco to the 'Lost City of the Incas' at Machu Picchu.

He was visiting the region with a friend, and wanted to take a snap of himself with one of the route's iconic blue and yellow trains passing in the background.

Train Conductor Kicks Selfie-Taking Douche In The Head

But as the train passed, a conductor leaned out and delivered a swift kick to the side of Frank's head, sending him reeling.

The viral video, which has clocked up more than 4.5m views on YouTube in just two days, shows Frank falling to the ground, dazed from the punting he's just received.

“I tried to take a selfie while a train passed a “safe” distance behind,” he wrote on his YouTube channel.

Train Conductor Kicks Selfie-Taking Douche In The Head

“I guess I was still too close and got kicked in the head.”

There's been some speculation about the motivations of the train conductor on social website Reddit.

Train Conductor Kicks Selfie-Taking Douche In The Head

Many believe the conductor was being a hero, punting Frank out of the way of a piece of metal protruding from the side of the train which would have taken his head off.

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