Chinese vlogger dies after being set on fire by ex-husband

A Chinese vlogger and content creator named Lamu has died following injuries she sustained after she was set on fire by her ex-husband in the middle of a live video.

According to local media reports, Lamu who was popular on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, was making a live video when the session was abruptly cut, leaving fans with nothing but a black screen.

What followed next were terrifying screams of someone in serious pain. It was later revealed that Lamu’s ex-husband named Tang had stormed the house, doused her in petrol and set her on fire.

Lamu’s sister announced the attack two days after and asked for financial help to save the vlogger. In less than 24 hours, they managed to raise one million yuan (around $147,000), according to local media.

Lamu after the incident

Lamu suffered burns on 90% of her body and died two weeks after the attack which happened on 14 September. Lamu died on 30 September.

Lamu shared interesting details of rural life in the mountainous Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in her videos, garnering herself hundreds of thousands of fans. 30-year-old Lamu was praised for not wearing makeup in her videos.

According to local media, Lamu’s ex-husband had a long history of domestic violence. The two had divorced earlier this year after a marriage that produced two children. After their separation, Tang threatened to harm the kids if Lamu did not accept to re-marry him again. She later succumbed to the pressure and they married again but she ended up running away from him. He later traced her after their second divorce and set her on fire, local reports say.

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