Young British people deliberate harm themselves over social media challenge

The so called ‘salt and ice challenge’ is the new craze but it comes with a good degree of pain as shown by these pictures. It involves youngsters placing salt and ice on their skin, causing a chemical reaction that reduces the temperature of the ice to as low as -17C.
Participants then see who can withstand the searing pain longest before sharing photos of the resulting burns, similar to

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