​Couple Ride On Back Of Train Travelling At 75mph For Dangerous Date

A teenage couple decided to step things up a gear with a particularly dangerous date, riding on the back of a train that was travelling at 75mph and clinging on for dear life - while they filmed the whole thing on a selfie stick.

The adrenaline junkies are 19-year-old Alexander Ivanov and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Lilia Semenihina, who jumped onto the back of an intercity express train when it stopped at Gomel station in Belarus. Romantic or what?

As the video begins, you can see the couple clamber onto the back of the train, where there's clearly not much space - because, y'know, it wasn't exactly designed for humans to perch there.

With makeshift masks over their mouths, they then grab hold of the windscreen wiper and wait for the train to start up. As it picks up speed they give each other a fist bump.

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Credit: StoryTrender

Halfway through the video Alexander lets go of the windscreen wipers with one hand to reach for his bag. He then lets go with the other and has a rummage around, looking for his selfie stick.

He then attaches the camera to the stick and places it out in front of him, posing and smirking into the lens as the landscape whizzes past him.

While Alexander pouts at the camera, Lilia continues to cling onto the windscreen wiper - barely able to see through her mask and her long hair that's blowing in the wind.

"It was a really romantic adventure for us," Alexander said. "We are both interested in extreme sports and decided to train surf together. The train can get up to speeds of 75mph as it is an intercity train."

He added that they want to 'push our love to the limits'.

"There are loads of buildings and towers we'd love to climb together, as well as more trains to ride," he said.

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Credit: StoryTrender

Hair-raising stunts caught on camera often divide the internet, with some people praising the sheer balls involved, while others condemn the dangerous attention-seeking as reckless.

In an interview with LADbible, popular YouTuber and Instagram star Night Scape - who regularly posts videos of him rooftopping, which involves climbing extremely tall buildings without safety equipment - explained that it's important to respect what your own body and capabilities can handle when it comes to such stunts.

"If you even have the slightest doubt that you might not survive when faced with a situation like rooftopping, then you should not be there in the first place," he warned.

"It may seem risky when you watch the videos, but to me every move and decision I make is calculated in my head. I know exactly what I am doing."

He continued: "Have common sense, don't make stupid decisions. Internet fame is not worth your life, have fun and stay safe so you go on to tell your grandkids about the amazing experiences that you have lived."

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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