Hyderabad, July 11: Craze for TikTok claimed yet another life as a youth drowned while shooting for the popular video sharing platform in a lake on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The incident occurred in Dulapally lake in Medchal district on Wednesday evening, police said.
The youth, identified as Narasimha aged 22, had got down into the water to pose for TikTok. He along with his friend, Prashanth, danced together in the water to the tune of film songs. Later Narasimha alone posed for the video while his friend was recording it on the mobile phone from a distance.
Narasimha accidentally slipped where the water was deep and drowned as he did not know swimming. Though Prashanth raised an alarm, nobody could come to their rescue.
The police recovered the body on Thursday.
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Shivamogga: Three youths who had gone for fishing in a tank drowned and died at Joladagudda village in Soraba taluk on Sunday.
The victims have been identified as Pradeep (19), Sharath (15) and Karthik (17).
They were friends and had gone to the tank for fishing at 12 noon. Another youth Abhishek who was on the bank of the tank, shouted loudly for help when he saw his friends were drowning, and people near the tank rushed to help. Unfortunately, they could not save them from drowning.
Fire brigade staff fished out the bodies. Pall of gloom covered in the village due to the incident. A case has been registered at Soraba police station in this regard.