Thai man kills his baby and himself during a Facebook Live stream

Thai man kills his baby and himself during a Facebook Live stream

The man hung himself and his daughter on a livestream

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A horrific video of a Thai man killing his baby and himself in a Facebook Live session has been removed from the network. 

The video showed the 21-year-old, after reportedly arguing with his wife, hanging his daughter and himself in a Phuket hotel during a live stream on the social network. 

Relatives watching the stream alerted the police, but they arrived too late to save the man or his child.

By this time, local media had reported on it, and the video had gone viral in Thailand, provoking sadness and anger from the country's social media users.

Facebook has apologised to the family of the little girl for this "appalling" video, and removed it from the site. 

This incident comes just days after a video was posted online of an American man shooting an individual dead in Cleveland, which remained online for hours despite numerous complaints.

Facebook promised a review of the speed it took to remove distressing content from the network.