A 19-year-old, Tshidi Ngwenya, who is due to study medicine has collapsed and died while her friends cheered on thinking she was doing the viral #DeadPose challenge.
According to Live Monitor, the student had earlier posted a series of pictures performing the challenge. She then decided to step it up a notch and perform a daring pose while her friends cheered and took pictures.
However, the joke did not go as planned as she fell to the ground, collapsed and died in Pretoria, South Africa. Her friends had no idea that she was in distress and continued to cheer and take pictures.
After a few minutes of cheering and taking pictures, the friends realised the girl was not moving, they checked on her and noticed she had choked after swallowing her tongue. They tried desperately to revive her as they waited for paramedics to arrive but she was dead before the ambulance arrived.
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One of the paramedics at the scene said if her friends had noticed what was wrong earlier, she might still be alive. He said: “Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the ambulance crew, nothing could be done to save her. If her friends had noticed early, she would be alive now”
Her parents said she had a history of seizures and might have suffered one while performing the #deadpose.
The dead pose challenge has become a trend for all social media users in South African.
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