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Warning over suicide 'game'

'Blue Whale' suicide 'game' causes concern in Europe following a recent rise in cases

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A sinister suicide “game” is causing concern in Europe after a recent rise in cases.

The social media challenge, which started in Russia, encourages young people to complete tasks that become progressively more extreme.

In a recent case of the “Blue Whale” game, an adolescent girl was saved while attempting to hang herself in Pas-de-Calais, France.

Hundreds are thought to have died in Russia after carrying out the daily tasks, which involve self harming.

The final instruction from the game’s “administrator” is for the participant to kill themselves.