(25 March 2017, Mexico) Standing on a truck on an airport runway,
our Double-Darwin Award Winners Nitzia and Clarissa chose a regrettable
location for a cell phone selfie. Ms. Corral, 18, and Ms. Miranda, 17,
were attending horse races that were held on a track adjacent to the
runway. According to the Diario de Chíhuahua, the noise of the
races and the desire for a new profile picture distracted the young women.
They did not hear the motor of the descending aircraft, and the wing of the
small plane struck and killed them instantly.
The incident occured in Chínipas, Chíhuahua, in northern Mexico.
People, wake up! to the plain hard fact that a mobile phone is a deadly
distraction. Mobile devices take our awareness away from the physical
world, and the Darwin Awards archives are stuffed overflowing with
testimony proving the tragic truth of this. We mourn the deaths of two
beautiful and lively young people, and cut down by such a careless mistake.
Cell phones will kill you! Put them away and allow your senses to receive
input from tangible reality. Please share this regrettable cautionary
lesson, a public service announcement, #yourdeathmatters
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Submitted by: Jorge Andrés Zenteno Pérez
El Diario de Chihuahua,
Diario (followup article)