Journalist Giorgio Lambri captured the scene Might 26 from a station platform in Piacenza in northern Italy whereas reporting on a practice hitting a Canadian girl.
Railway police noticed a person taking the selfie and requested him to delete the photographs earlier than telling him to maneuver away, based on Filippo Sordi Arcelli Fontana, Piacenza’s police chief. The person isn’t below investigation.
The Canadian girl reportedly bought out from the improper aspect of the practice and fell on the tracks. She later had a leg amputated within the hospital.
Lambri, who photographed the scene, wrote an article in native newspaper Libertà with the headline: “The barbarism you do not anticipate: the ‘selfie’ in entrance of a tragedy.” He additionally posted an image on Fb.
“I’m positive he isn’t a nasty individual, simply somebody completely ignorant on the ethics of residing,” Lambri stated of the person who snapped the selfie.
“I’m a veteran journalist who (has) extensively lined crime, and I’ve seen many terrifying scenes, however this made me actually unhappy.”
Folks weighed in on the selfie-taker in feedback on Lambri’s Fb put up.
“What’s his title? He needs to be shamed on social the place he wished to publish that image,” a commenter stated.
One other stated, “It is absurd, revolting.”
CNN’s Jessica Suerth and Valentina Di Donato contributed to this report.