Choking challenge spreading in UAE: Ajman boy injured

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Choking challenge spreading in UAE: Ajman boy injured

 

DUBAI – A 13-year-old Emirati boy in Ajman was seriously injured after one of his classmates tried to strangle him as part of a choking challenge spreading on social media.

The boy’s mother, Hanan, told Gulf News she was alarmed when her son came home from school with bruises on his neck.

Hanan said she later learned that her son’s classmate had tried to strangle him with a cord as part of the “Pass Out Game”.

Authorities said the dangerous game is spreading among students in the UAE through social media platform Tik-Tok.

The game has been blamed for multiple deaths around the world, although there is yet no reported incident of deaths in the UAE.

The game requires players to effectively strangle themselves or others using a rope or other items to see who can last longest without breathing.

This is not the first time that games have sparked serious concern in the UAE. Last year, authorities blocked the Blue Whale game after reports that it led to two deaths in Dubai. ICA/Expat Media


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