- Teenagers in Indonesia are jumping in front of moving trucks in a deadly TikTok challenge.
- The "angel of death" challenge has people jumping in front of moving trucks and trying to stop them.
- At least two people have died attempting the challenge while others have been severely injured.
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Teenagers in Indonesia have been jumping in front of moving trucks while taking part in a deadly TikTok challenge that has already killed at least two people, according to local reports.
Last Friday, an 18-year-old in the city of Tangerang died on the spot when he was run over by a truck while trying to create social media content, Coconuts Jakarta reported.
Tangerang's official Twitter account tweeted a blurred-out video of the incident, writing in Bahasa Indonesia that the "reckless action of teenagers to stop the truck" had killed a person.
Local police said as many as 14 minors in the city were detained on the same day on suspicion of carrying out similar activities, according to Indonesia's Sindo News.
Per the outlet, the youths are believed to have been jumping in front of moving trucks for a local TikTok challenge that loosely translates to "the angel of death."
According to a report by Kompas news outlet last year, one is only deemed "successful" in this challenge if the truck comes to a stop before hitting the person.
The events in Tangerang took place just a day after two teenage boys in the city of Bandung reportedly jumped in front of a truck, per Coconuts Jakarta. Per the outlet, the truck struck one of the boys, a 14-year-old, leaving him with a fractured skull and shattered teeth.
Last July, a teenager died while attempting to carry out the same challenge in Bekasi city, per CNN Indonesia.
Numerous dangerous challenges regularly pop up on TikTok, resulting in severe injuries or deaths. As Insider previously reported, the platform has struggled in the past to remove dangerous challenges from the app.
Last month, a Pennsylvania mother sued TikTok and its parent company ByteDance for allegedly recommending a choking challenge to her daughter. The 10-year-old girl died after taking part in the deadly dare.