Young man run over by a train while posing for TikTok video

A young man was fatally hit by a train in Pakistan while being filmed by a friend walking along the railway tracks for a video he wanted to publish on TikTok, police and relief officials announced on 23 January.

A fatal accident occurred in the Islamabad region of Pakistan on 22 January. The 18-year-old Pakistani was killed after being hit by a train.

“The moving train hit him while he was posing for a video and walking on the track,” Raja Rafaqat Zaman, the spokesman for local relief operations, told AFP.

Rescue workers rushed to the scene, he said, but the young man was already dead.

Friends of the victim told rescuers he was posing for a video to post on TikTok and his other social media accounts, Zaman said.

A police official confirmed this accident.

Taking selfies and making videos for social media is very popular in Pakistan, as in many other countries, where many young people use their posts to update their Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok accounts.

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