I don't agree with the implication that the photos are a good thing because... those first images were taken during the time that help could have been "attempted" WITHOUT risk to the photographer. Things like this make me want to vomit.
There's a sequence of photos, and the first photo the guy made was from way back. When you are too far away to help, that's all there is to it. The photographer is not at fault for the victim's death!
There are some stations on the London Underground now which are totally sealed off between the platform and the track with sliding doors which only open when a train is present. I expect to see a lot more of these in the future.
Just wait- someone will figure out a way to get killed by them!
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
A similar case in the Rome underground A line. A man, possibly drunk, fell on the rails while the train was coming. The train managed to slow down enough so that it hit the man but not too hard. I suppose some kind of rake prevented the man to end up under the wheels.
No mention is made of people helping, not helping etc. the person in need.