A man has died after he posed with a hand grenade then tried to take a selfie with it after taking the pin out. Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chechik is said to have died instantly when he took the picture to upload on social media. Donald Trump funded group that tried to plant fake news stories The 26-year-old was in his car as he took the pictures and sent them to his friends. A picture shows that the pin has clearly been taken out, leading his friends to question what he is doing. One friend sent him a message that said: ‘Where are you? Are you OK?’ He replied: ‘Depends on what OK is in your understanding?’ After he sent the picture with the pin removed, his friend responded: ‘Listen, don’t do stupid things. Where are you?’ Police believe the man from Labinsk, Krasnodar region, expected the grenade would not explode as long as he didn’t throw it. He had also sent pictures to other friends and police have categorised his death as an accident rather than suicide, according to reports. The Russian Investigative Committee is probing the incident, said official Natalia Smyatskaya.