Making TikTok videos while driving proves fatal for Odisha youth

Berhampur: Making TikTok videos and clicking selfies while driving motorcycle on a highway proved costly for two youth as one of them lost his life in a road mishap here in Odisha.

The deceased has been identified as Shiva Shankar Sahoo, a resident of Haladiapadar village under Golanthara police limits in Ganjam district.

The incident took place at an overbridge at Khajuria area located on outskirts of Berhampur on Wednesday.

According to reports, Sahoo along with brother-in-law (wife’s brother) Siba Patro had visited Maa Taratarini Temple on their motorcycle in the district yesterday. After offering prayer, the duo had made two TikTok videos in front of the famous shrine. On their way back to home, both shot a few TikTok videos while driving the two wheeler on the highway. .

The duo met a severe accident in which both the kin sustained critical injuries. The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where Sahoo was declared dead.

Sources said that their motorcycle hit a stationary truck from its behind on the highway while they were busy in shooting TikTok videos on a smartphone.

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