A local report today stated that a 22-year-old woman was traveling alone in Tibet and died in an accident as she was live streaming on Douyin.
Mei Mei, as identified on Douyin, a popular Chinese social media application, stated in her profile that she was originally from Xuchang County in central China’s Henan Province, and “preferred a simple life.”
Mei Mei, accompanied by two dogs and a “hand-pulled” solar trailer, set off on May 1 to travel along the Qinghai–Tibet route.
She set out to cross the uninhabited Hoh Xil in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. She also shared details about her journey on Douyin.
Douyin users uploaded videos and comments that Mei Mei claimed she would push the vehicle onto a roadway around 7:44 on Saturday.
After being heard screaming about an hour into live streaming, the broadcast went dark. The camera was then turned several times.
According to media reports, Mei Mei’s body was found. This is according to a friend who was also hiking in Tibet.
On Monday, the friend was quoted as saying that the accident occurred near Tongtian River. It was not a car accident. An autopsy is currently underway.