An 8-Year-Old Girl Dies After Drinking Boiling Through a Straw Water on a Dare

If you’ve never heard of the ‘Hot Water Challenge’ on YouTube, you need to be aware of it now.

We’ve seen many ridiculous challenges on YouTube that young people participate in, many that cause bodily injury and harm, but now one popular ‘challenge’ is responsible for the death of an 8-year-old girl.

Months after Ki’ari Pope drank boiling water through a straw after being dared by her same age cousin, the child has reportedly died of her injuries.

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Credit: GoFundMe / Kiari Pope Funeral arrangements

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Kelli

Kelli is a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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