The girl, pictured here, set herself on fire
A Vietnamese teenager (name withheld) has set herself on fire.
The girl set herself on fire after attempting to burn down her school in an ill-fated social media dare.
This development was made known by local media reported on Wednesday.
In a video which has gone viral online, the 13-year-old girl was seen pouring petrol in front of a door at her school in the southern province of Khanh Hoa.
According to the local media, the girl inadvertently set herself alight after lighting a match with friends cheering her on.
However, she received slight burns to her legs.
The unnamed girl had promised to set the fire if she received 1,000 “likes” on her Facebook profile.
Report says the dare is part of a recent social media fad known locally as “Vietnamese say, Vietnamese do’’.
Another gruesome video went viral in September of a man in Ho Chi Minh City apparently setting himself on fire and jumping off a bridge into a canal after receiving 40,000 Facebook “likes.’’
It said that neither his identity nor fate was ever confirmed.
According to a social studies expert, Dr Pham Thi Thuy, it is a case of crowd psychology.
“This is a case of crowd psychology,as the mob rushes to `like’ those Facebook posts just for fun, which in fact leads to stupid acts by the young people involved,’’ Pham told newsmen.PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now