Thatta – Pakistan: A fierce clash between two groups of Mirani and Kodan community turned the town of Mirpur Sakro into a battlefield leaving around 16 people injured critically here on Thursday morning.

The clash broke up over immoral TikTok clip

The fight broke out on Wednesday after the two groups in Mirpur Sakro area mocked each other, using offensive clips on the video-sharing platform TikTok, officials said.

The skirmish erupted after two youth mocked each other by making videos on TikTok and posting them on social media a few days ago. Area police reached there well in time but failed to deter the violence.

The injured were shifted to the nearest government hospital where they were provided first aid while 8 of them were referred to Karachi as their condition was stated to be critical. Fear gripped the area in the aftermath of the incident while people demanded banning TikTok to save the youth from lifelong disaster. No FIR of this incident was lodged till the filing of this report.

One injured succumbed to death

Later on Friday morning the chieftain of Mirani community Allah Bux Mirani who was among the injured succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Karachi.

At least 16 people have been seriously injured in Pakistan’s Sindh province after two tribal groups clashed over offensive TikTok videos. The dispute started three days ago, when youths from the two tribes uploaded videos on TikTok. This led to tension between the groups. The attackers used bamboo sticks with iron hooks and axes in the fight.

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All the 16 injured persons have been shifted to Karachi for treatment, eight of them are said to be in critical condition, a local official said.

In October 2020, Pakistan banned TikTok app citing immoral content

Pakistan in October last year had banned TikTok, citing immoral content. However, the ban was lifted in just ten days after the Chinese-owned company promised to moderate its content.

Several youths have lost their lives trying to shoot daring videos on the platform. TikTok has nearly 20 million users in Pakistan.

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