A teenage Russian girl has been filmed risking death by lying between rail tracks as a train speeds past just inches over her body.
The stunt is photographed by a friend while a group of youths can be seen in the background encouraging the girl.
The girl, wearing jeans, trainers and a woolly hat is pictured running onto the track and lying facedown before a train whizzes over her.
These terrifying pictures show how close the youngster came to death in the crazy stunt.
After the train passes just inches from her head, the teenager is seen walking from the tracks, grinning as two female friends and a male photographer looks on.
The snaps, believed to have been taken in Russia, have been posted on blogs all over the internet- prompting outrage from concerned viewers.
One commented: "Take it from a railroad mechanic like me, if you try that in North America, the traction motors on the locomotives hang down to about 5 inches above the ties.
"Unless you're severely anorexic and can remain absolutely perfectly still, you'll be dead before the first car passes over you.'"
Young people are increasingly risking their lives on railway lines and it is thought that around 60 people are killed on the tracks in Britain each year, a quarter of whom are under the age of 18.
One of the most dangerous forms of trespass is known as "playing chicken", where youngsters deliberately stand in the path of a train travelling at speed, before moving out of the way at the last possible moment.