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Selfie kick teen set to make thousands

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A Canadian tourist is set to earn a substantial amount after filming himself being kicked in the head by a conductor on a passing train.

Jared Frank, of Regina in the province of Saskatchewan, quickly rose to internet fame after posting the video on YouTube last week.

Mr Frank said he was trying to take a selfie while a train passed a “safe” distance behind him in Peru.

But instead, he captured the unlikely moment a man perched on the front of the locomotive delivered a boot of his head, according to

The video has attracted more than 22 million views worldwide and soon got the attention of management agencies keen to capitalise on the 22-year-old’s viral hit.

“I got all these different offers…and they were all legit,” he told CBC News recently, adding it would be a great way to pay for his trip to South America.

Yesterday Mr Frank confirmed he is working with California-based company Jukin Media to earn revenues from the clip.

He now stands to earn $2-16 per 1000 views to the sum of $30,000-$250,000, with the potential for additional profit licensing agreements.