Authorities in France are investigating the death of a young woman who apparently live-streamed her own death on the app Periscope while jumping in front of a train at Egly, Essone.
The 19-year-old woman is first shown in the video in her apartment, drinking soda and smoking cigarettes. According to the BBC, during this time the woman discusses in French about how she is going to make a video to “send a message” and warned her younger viewers not to watch. The Washington Post reports that the woman alleges that her ex-boyfriend, whom she names, had abused and raped her.
With 1,000 people watching her on Periscope, The New York Times reports that “at 4:29 p.m. on Tuesday… the woman threw herself under a train at the Égly station, about 25 miles south of Paris, on the C line of the regional train system known as the R.E.R.”
You can watch the video above, saved from her Periscope live-stream. The suicide portion begins at around the 6-minute mark, however there is no video for when she jumps in front of the train and the audio sounds static.
Periscope is a live-streaming app created by Twitter that enables users to become their own broadcasting station by streaming audio and video to any viewers who choose to join that user’s broadcast channel.
Read more about this horrifying video in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com: