A Vietnamese girl sets herself on fire after attempting to burn down school in a ruined social media dare. That’s according to a local media report.
In a viral video, the 13-year-old can be seen pouring petrol in front of a door at her school in the southern province of Khanh Hoa.
Local media say the girl inadvertently set herself alight after lighting a match with friends cheering her on.
However, she received slight burns to her legs.
Report says the dare is part of a recent social media fad known locally as “Vietnamese say, Vietnamese do’’.
Another gruesome video went viral in September of a man in Ho Chi Minh City. He apparently sets himself on fire and jumps off a bridge into a canal after receiving 40,000 Facebook “likes.’’
It said that neither his identity nor fate was ever confirmed.
And According to a social studies expert, Dr Pham Thi Thuy, it is a case of crowd psychology.
“This is a case of crowd psychology,as the mob rushes to `like’ those Facebook posts just for fun, which in fact leads to stupid acts by the young people involved,’’ Pham told newsmen.