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Ghost Prank Goes Horribly Awry

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Pakistani photographer and YouTuber Rana Zuhair (pictured above) was trying to record a segment for a prank video channel he created along with two friends, but similar to other questionable grabs for internet attention, the episode ended in tragedy.

Although (understandably) the video is not posted, Zuhair apparently dressed in a white sheet and approached a family in the Pakistani capital of Lahore. When he got too close, one of the family members took out a gun and killed Zuhair instantly. His compatriots Hasnat Ali and Abdul Saboor were later arrested by local police on suspicion of murder, since they were presumably standing in a hidden location with a camera. The trio began the channel "Lahori Vines" last month in an attempt to "entertain people of our society, by our talent and fun" according to the group's description.

The tragedy follows on the heels of last year's conviction of 20-year-old Monalisa Perez of Minnesota for the accidental shooting death of her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz while recording a YouTube prank segment. Ruiz believed a book he was holding would stop a bullet fired from one foot away.

It is not known whether Zuhair's surviving friends will continue their activities, although the channel is still active and features the deceased in other, less deadly hijinks. Zuhair's Facebook page currently has no announcement of his death.

Coincidentally, last night's guest Michael Ghiglieri discussed accidental deaths associated with photo ops and selfies in risky places, such as the Grand Canyon.


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