YouTuber Sania Aktara has died at the age of 14 in a car accident in Darrang, Assam, according to reports. She was travelling with a group to shoot a video for her social media channel. The accident has resulted in four other casualties including Aktara’s mother and three other young YouTube content creators, all of whom are reported to be dead.
The fatal incident occurred on October 31, as per local media channel Guwahati Plus. The report states Aktara’s vehicle collided with a truck on their journey back from Rowta.
Aktara was famous for her dance videos, which she began uploading to YouTube from an account created last year. Her performances on songs Ding Dang and Barso Re were popular among fans and received thousands of views. She had over a 1000 followers on Instagram.
YouTuber Sania Aktara’s Death Shakes Up Fan Community
Reports suggest the 14-year-old was the sole breadwinner of the family and is survived by two sisters. She had lost her father two years ago.
The road accident in Darrang led to the instant death of five persons, including Aktara. The remaining three injured were shifted to hospital for critical care treatment.
Unfortunately, Aktara’s is one in a long line of recent influencer deaths that left online communities in mourning. In the early hours of November 1, models Ansi Kabeer and Anjana Shajan lost their lives in a car crash in Kerala. The two were beauty pageant winners and had been travelling for a photoshoot, as per reports.
Following her death, Kabeer’s final post on Instagram – which was captioned “It’s time to go” – received attention from fans pointing out the coincidence.
In Liverpool, England, something similar transpired when influencer Paige Rice passed away in a road accident last month. She was driving with her boyfriend, who also succumbed to his injuries days later.