Two men drowned in Sutlej River on Saturday while recording a video for popular video-sharing platform TikTok in Pakpattan, police said.
The men were visiting the river for a picnic with friends when they slipped, lost their balance and fell into the river. Both of them passed away.
Their bodies were found 20 hours later near Bahawalnagar and have been returned to their families. Police officials said.
After the number of accidents and deaths while using TikTok increased, the Punjab police requested the government to ban the application in the province.
On June 21, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority issued a “final warning” to TikTok. The app has been asked to put in place a comprehensive mechanism to control “obscenity, vulgarity and immorality through its social media platform”.
This is not the first time that a life has been lost while filming a TikTok video.
In June, a teenager accidentally shot and killed himself while filming a video for TikTok in Sikandarabad.
The deceased, who was 17 years old, was reportedly filming himself while holding his father’s pistol to his temple when he accidentally pulled the trigger, killing himself.
In April, a 22-year-old man died after being hit by a train while shooting a video at the Jumma Goth railway station in Karachi’s Bhens Colony.
In December last year, a 16-year-old boy, Ammar Haider, was accidentally shot dead while recording a TikTok video with his friends in Sialkot.