A new social media craze that involves jumping in front of moving trucks is proving fatal for some teenagers in Indonesia.
The dangerous challenge, known as the ‘challenge malaikat maut’ (the Angel of death challenge) is catching on throughout the south-east Asian country, with participants videoing themselves on TikTok performing the deadly stunts.
In Tangerang, Banten, an 18-year-old was murdered instantaneously after he and two pals rushed in front of a big lorry in an apparent attempt to stop it.
His buddies escaped with minor injuries, but he was not so fortunate, colliding with the truck and rolling beneath the lorry, where he was crushed to death.
The driver was detained for questioning.
Meanwhile in Bandung, West Java, a 14-year-old fractured his skull and shattered his teeth after being struck by an HGV as he and a friend attempted to perform the same stunt.
Local cops are now on the lookout for the truck driver, who has gone missing, apparently because he is afraid of being charged with a crime.
Locals have reportedly tried to persuade kids not to endanger their lives by participating in the challenge, but their appeals have mostly gone unheeded.