12-year-old girl burns most of her body doing Youtube ‘fire challenge’!!!
Popular challenges on social media might be considered funny and entertaining but in reality, they may even lead to death! A 12-year-old girl, Timiyah Landers, from Detroit, didn’t have luck as she tried to accomplish 'fire challenge' on YouTube. She has burnt 49% of her body after she covered it with flammable liquid and setting herself alight. This is a shocking, new trend which has appeared on YouTube some time ago. It encourages people to douse themselves in flammable liquid and then set themselves alight!
Internet 'Fire Challenge' Leaves 12-Year-Old Severely Burned— EDDM Printing (@eddm_printing) 21 sierpnia 2018
But teenagers weren't the only group getting in on the trend.
Timiyah Landers in the hospital
Sitting around the kitchen table, Brandi Owens waited until her daughter and her two friends finished eating their pa… pic.twitter.com/R45MKCNQ4H
Fire challenge inspiration
Tamiyah Landers was with her two friends and they decided to watch videos containing those challenges and take part in it themselves.
Timiyah Landers was performing the challenge in front of her friends at her home in Detroit, Michigan.
Fire challenge consequences
A couple of minutes after the mother left the girls alone, there was a 'loud explosion'.
Timiyah went running the hallway and screaming for help!
Prayers go out to 12-year-old Timiyah Johnson and her family. She is recovering in hospital after burning nearly 50% of her body. She got these burns from attempting the fire challenge. She is expected to make a full recovery when she is released. pic.twitter.com/2tuGLGnTLx— The Lunch Table Blog Show LLC (@TLTBlogShow) 22 sierpnia 2018
She became engulfed in flames!
Her stepfather put her in the bath and started to spray water on her body. Her mother was tearing off her burning clothes.
"He started with her hair and started spraying her but the fire started rising and rising and I'm trying to rip her clothes off," the mother said.
She has to rely on a ventilator to breathe for her. Her burns cover over 49 percent of her body!
"Everything is burned on her," her mother Brandi Owens said in the interview.
Mother Warns Against 'Fire Challenge' After 12-Year-Old Is Hospitalized: A Detroit mother is calling for parents to talk to their kids about dangerous challenges being shared on social media after her 12-year-old daughter was hospitalized with severe… https://t.co/9HgnhraOJQpic.twitter.com/an85BqFuRF— Patrick (@cahulaan) 21 sierpnia 2018
Only afterward friends confessed that they were inspired by 'fire challenge' videos on YouTube and decided to imitate it.
She will probably spend a few months in the hospital.
One woman was even arrested after she helped her teenage son set himself alight to film a video!
Most of the teenagers who took part in the challenge used rubbing alcohol.
Timiyah's mother now wants the video to be removed by YouTube as it still exists online.
She said: "Monitor these kids. Especially with these phones. If I could, with this happening, my kids would never be able to go on social media. No more iPhones. Nothing".