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The Blue Whale Game!!



Blue Whale, is virtual, but now it's kind of real, world's challenge that has 50 levels and encourages suicide and self-mutilation. 

The game already caused victims in eight states of Brazil. Police investigate origin of the game that first appeared in a Russian social network.

The couple, Luís Kafru-ne and Kaena Maciel, aged 19 and 18 respectively, stayed at the Maksoud Plaza, a luxury hotel in the Paulista Avenue area of ​​São Paulo. 

Hours later, Luis killed Kaena with a bullet in the head and committed suicide. Authorities suspect that this crime is yet another episode of the macabre Blue Whale, an internet game that has already led to suicide or self-mutilation in eight Brazilian states.


"It's the whale's fault," a 17-year-old boy from Bauru, a city in the hinterland of the state of São Paulo, wrote on Facebook minutes before attempting to shoot an overpass. 

Similar cases occurred in the states of Paraná, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and Paraíba. The origin of the Blue Whale, a game with 50 levels of difficulty that has the suicide as final step, is controversial. 

The first information dates back to 2015 and was on the social network Vkontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook. Participants are selected at dawn by an administrator - called a "healer" - who is taking on challenges, increasingly difficult and dangerous. 

Besides Brazil, there are cases related to the game, whose name derives from the mammal of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans that seeks beaches to die willingly in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Spain and France.
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