With everyone stuck at home due to the pandemic, TikTok has heavily influenced young millennials to immerse themselves in the highly addictive application. Soon after the pandemic took precedence over our daily activities, teenagers and young adults have found themselves deeply fascinated with the world of creating short, 1-minute videos on basically anything they want.
TikTok has also grown to be a good platform for small business owners to promote their products. However, some users of this application have definitely taken their video taking skills to a whole new level while putting their lives in extreme danger.
Just recently, a 23-year-old woman named Dogan died after falling through the roof of a building while shooting a TikTok video. The woman went to visit her cousin in Istanbul when the incident occurred. Dogan and her cousin, Helen went all the way up to the roof just to watch the sunset and shoot a TikTok video. It has also been reported that they were spending some time taking photos and videos too.
When Dogan fell to her death, her cousin, who was in deep shock, had recorded the moments of her untimely death, according to Anadolu Agency (AA). The video featured Dogan who wanted to get off the edge of the roof and unfortunately, she stepped on a plastic panel which later, collapsed because it couldn’t bear the weight of Dogan.
Shortly after the incident occurred, Helen informed Dogan’s family. The police team were dispatched immediately to the scene after receiving a call from the family. According to them, Dogan fell from a height of about 50 metres into the space of an apartment!
Pretty sure this serves as a strong message for TikTok users to prioritise their safety whilst taking videos. It might be tough to beat the algorithm of TikTok and to get your video featured on one’s For You page, but your safety and health should always be put at the forefront.
Here’s the video that was taken by Helen:
Source: The Borneo Post