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A travel blogger's "dangerous" photo received an onslaught of criticism. Now she's responded. 

A travel blogger who was criticised for posting a photo walking on train tracks in front of a moving train in Thailand has apologised for “promoting danger” on her Instagram.

Patricia, who runs the Instagram page One Ocean Away, posted a photo walking on rail tracks at the famous Maeklong Railway Market in Bangkok with her face turned towards an oncoming train.

The market is known for having a train pass directly through its centre – and the way in which traders quickly pack up their stalls each time the locomotive approaches has become somewhat of a tourist attraction in itself.

As reported by The Sun, after posting the daring photo to her 30,000-plus followers, Patricia was bombarded with comments calling the image “irresponsible” and “inappropriate”.

Patricia received dozens of comments on her "dangerous" photo. Image: Supplied.

“If you tripped or something you would have been dead," one person wrote.

“There are tons of kids who get in hot water attempting to emulate pics like this," another said.

While one added: “It’s a sunning shot but we can’t tell from a photo how fast this train is going.

“People could (and will) easily get the wrong idea.

“Railway tracks are not meant to be walked on, no matter how slow the train is going.”

Patricia has since removed the photo, and posted a follow-up apology message.

"I was wrong in posting the picture at the Maeklong Market," Patricia, who has lived in Spain, Sweden, Australia and Germany, wrote.

"The picture gives a wrong impression of what the intention was. It is showing a dangerous situation in a positive light although the main focus was supposed to be on the market itself. For this my sincerely [sic] apologies."

 

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Hi there! I wanted to clarify something here. I need to agree that I was wrong in posting the picture at the Maeklong Market and with the caption for itas well. The picture gives a wrong impression of what the intention was. It is showing a dangerous situation in a positive light although the main focus was supposed to be on the market itself. For this my sincerely apologies. As I have mentioned several times in the comments: I WOULD NEVER RISK MY LIFE FOR A PHOTO. Please, DON’T DO IT YOURSELF. We constantly hear sad news about people risking their lifes for a photo and it is terrifying. Social media is a platform to share our content and it should never promote dangerous situations. SORRY FOR THAT! . . . . . #thailandtravel #roamtheplanet #ayutthaya #discovertheworld #sheisnotlost #wanderlife #adventureseeker #traveladdicted #travelnow #beautifulplaces #mytinyatlas

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Speaking to Mamamia about the backlash, she said she was "seriously suffering" after realising her mistake.

"Life is too valuable to do something like that. You can see my other posts that I never do post anything that could be dangerous because I don't support that," she said.

She added that while the train is incredibly slow when it drives through the village, she admitted she should have never stood in front of it for a photo.

"I should be a role model for my followers and should not promote potentially dangerous situations, which was never my intention," she said.

"I appreciate people who made me aware of this mistake," she added of the comments.

As reported by Vice, a study conducted last year found that more than 250 people died between October 2011 to November 2017 while on the quest for the perfect selfie.

Just last month, a married couple fell from a cliff edge at Yosemite National Park in California while trying to take a selfie for their travel blog, and in September a Japanese tourist toppled down the steps of the Taj Mahal while taking a selfie. He later died in hospital from a head injury.

In August, a man in Spain was gored to death by a bull while taking a selfie at the annual bull running festival in the town of Villaseca de la Sagra.

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