The Italian press was in an uproar after an unidentified young man took a selfie posing in front of a train accident victim. He appeared to be holding up his fingers in a "V" for victory sign.
He was captured taking the selfie by a news photographer on the scene.
The injured woman, a Canadian visiting the country, was struck by a train May 26 at the Piacenza station near Milan in northern Italy after she exited the wrong door, Canada's Global News reported. One of her legs was amputated after she was rushed to a hospital.
Police confronted the selfie-snapping man on the scene as paramedics aided the woman and ordered him to delete the photo.
The photo of the selfie man was splashed across Italian publications, many of which responded with outraged commentaries.
La Stampa attacked the "cancer that corrodes the internet," and a radio news commentator said the sickening situation was a sign that the human race is "galloping toward extinction," the BBC reported.
Giorgio Lambri, the news photographer who captured the scene, said in a Facebook post: "We have completely lost our sense of ethics."