A teenage girl believed to have been playing terrifying online ‘suicide game’ Blue Whale has been rushed to hospital on the Algarve after being found injured near a holiday resort railway line.
The 18-year-old, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, is said to have confessed to signing up to the challenge after surviving throwing herself off a bridge over the railway line near Albufeira.
She was rushed to hospital with injuries including a broken leg.
Paramedics reportedly discovered the word ‘Sim’ – Portuguese for ‘Yes’ carved out with a knife on her right leg and ‘F 57’ on the palm of her left hand.
The unnamed teenager’s condition is said to be ‘serious but stable.’
This comes after two schoolgirls, Yulia Konstantinova, 15, and Veronika Volkova, 16, fell to their deaths from the roof of a an apartment block in industrial Ust-Ilimsk.
Yulia left a note saying ‘End’ on her social page and earlier had posted a picture with a big blue whale. Her friend wrote: ‘Sense is lost…End.’
As well as using a knife or razor to make the shape of a whale on their wrist or leg, players are also urged to watch horror movies all day and to wake themselves at 4.20am.
Earlier today it emerged a teenage girl had been admitted to hospital in Barcelona after playing the Blue Whale challenge.
The 15-year-old was saved from killing herself after her family found out she had signed up to the challenge and tipped off the authorities.
The girl at the centre of the Spanish scare is understood to have been contacted by a mystery Internet user at the start of the month who asked her if she wanted to commit suicide and sent her basic instructions.
Spanish radio station SER said she agreed to do everything she was asked and send photographs as proof, as well as erase online exchanges to ensure she left no traces of messages.
She reportedly began a series of daily challenges soon, which included self-harming herself on her arm with a knife and going to a nearby station to watch high-speed trains rush past.
She is understood to have signed up to killing herself by throwing herself under a train – but became so absorbed in the game she was playing that she confided in a relative who alerted the police and health officials.’
Daily Mail UK