Teens Are Jumping In Front Of A Truck For A TikTok Challenge
According to local reports, in Indonesia, teenagers are jumping in front of a truckas part of a deadly TikTok challenge that has already killed at least two people.
An 18-year-old man in Tangerang died on the spot after being run over by a truck while attempting to create social media content, according to Coconuts Jakarta.
Tangerang's official Twitter account tweeted a blurry video of the incident, writing in Bahasa Indonesia that "reckless action of teenagers to stop the truck" had killed someone.
According to Indonesia's Sindo News, local police said 14 minors in the city were detained on the same day on suspicion of similar activities.
According to the outlet, the youths attempted the death-defying stunts for a local TikTok challenge called "prank malaikat maut," which translates loosely to "the angel of death prank."
When Insider searched for the term on TikTok, they discovered numerous videos of people filming themselves while performing dangerous acts, many of which were performed on motorcycles or scooters.
One video, for example, showed a helmetless youth racing down a city street, dangerously close to another rider. Another video showed a rider speeding through a traffic jam while dodging vehicles.
Many of these videos included a disclaimer that said, "Participating in this activity could result in you or others getting hurt."
Tangerang's events occurred just one day after two teenage boys in Bandung allegedly jumped in front of a truck, according to Coconuts Jakarta. According to the outlet, the truck hit one of the boys, a 14-year-old, causing a fractured skull and shattered teeth.
CNN Indonesia says that a teenager in Bekasi city died last July when he tried to do the same challenge. On TikTok, numerous dangerous challenges appear on a regular basis, resulting in severe injuries or deaths.
As Insiderhas said before, the platform has had trouble getting rid of dangerous challenges from the app.
A mother from Pennsylvania sued TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, last month for allegedly recommending a choking challenge to her daughter. The 10-year-old girl died as a result of her participation in the lethal dare.
Check out the Angel of Death challenge video.
Teenagers are jumping in front of a truck and vehicles as part of the 'Angel of Death' challenge. It is not surprising that the trend has proven fatal, with two teenagers already dying as a result of the perilous challenge. The two teenagers are said to be from Indonesia, where the challenge originated.
The "blackout challenge," also known as the "choking challenge" or the "pass-out challenge," encourages users to hold their breath until they pass out due to a lack of oxygen.
TikTok challenges are campaigns (or trends) that invite people to make their own videos based on completing a specific task. These duties could include: displaying a talent or demonstrating how to use a product (for example, achieving a specific look with a beauty product).
Indonesian teens are jumping in front of a truck because of "prank malaikat maut" aka "angel of death challenge", a Tikttok challenge. It has resulted in two deaths.