Teens crushed to death by truck while trying to take a selfie with a plane in the background
Two teenagers belonging to a group of five friends were run over and killed by a passing lorry, as they lay down in the middle of a road near an airport perimeter fence in Turkey while posing for a selfie with a plane. The group was travelling from Alanya to Antalya in Turkey.
Muhammet Bozkurt, 17, and Caglar Savasci, 19, were with three other friends who had hired a car for a road trip from Alanya to Antalya, a coastal route in the south west of the country.
The three survivors, who only just dodged the truck that killed their friends, revealed the group had stopped by an airport so they could snap a selfie with a plane coming in to land. All of the five friends decided to lie down on the road to get the picture as a plane made its descent but it was already dark at 9pm, when the boys posed for the stunt.
The driver was unable to see the group lying in the road because it was dark and ran over the two boys, with the other three only just managing to roll away from the vehicle at the last minute.
After the tragic accident, the three survivors collapsed in tears, while the stunned truck driver had been left to call the police and raise the alarm.
Police said that the five had been drinking and blood alcohol tests had been ordered on all of the car occupants.
An autopsy is now being carried out at the nearby Akdeniz University Medical Faculty Forensic Medicine Morgue and police said the investigation is ongoing.
A Facebook group was set up to honour the two friends after their tragic death, where family, friends and strangers are paying their respects.
This is the not the first time where people have lost lives while taking selfies. In one instance, earlier this year, a man was killed after lightning had struck his selfie stick.
In another instance, a man accidentally shot himself in the head, killing himself, while trying to take a selfie. He had accidentally pulled the trigger instead of pressing the shutter button.