A 10-year-old girl accidentally strangled herself to death while participating in a horrible TikTok challenge in Italy.
The deceased, identified as “Antonella Sicomero” was found lifeless on the bathroom floor by her four-year-old sister in Palermo, Sicily.
Like the dangerous Blue Whale challenge, the TikTok craze Antonella is feared to have joined a sick game that has been popular on TikTok over the past year.
She told her family she was going for a shower but investigators are said to believe she was really filming herself while taking part in the online craze.
Antonella’s heartbroken dad Angelo said another of Antonella’s sisters told him she had been taking part in a TikTok challenge, La Repubblica reports.
He told the paper: “Antonella was playing the game of asphyxiation.
“My daughter, little Antonella, died because of an extreme game on TikTok, how can I accept it?”
ANSA media agency reports that she arrived at the hospital in cardiac arrest on Thursday, Jan 21.
Doctors fought to save her life but she was later declared brain dead and in an irreversible coma.
Her organs were donated to save three other children before her life support was switched off.
Police in Sicily have seized Antonella’s phone and are investigating possible links to social media sites, according to reports.
Experts have warned of the risks associated with these challenges, including fainting, seizures, brain damage, and even death.