An eight-year-old girl in the U.S. has died four months after she was dared to drink boiling water through a straw, an act that lead to several health complications.
Ki’ari Pope from Florida was dared by her cousin, also eight years old, to drink boiling water through a straw in March. The pair had seen it done on YouTube and thought they’d try it themselves.
According to the GoFundMe page set up for her funeral expenses, the little girl needed a tracheostomy after the water scalded her insides. She was left with chronic respiratory issues, deafness and problems talking.