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Tony Sofia Ezhov suffered serious burns after trying to 'become a fairy'
The latest victim suffered life changing burns at her home in Russia after obeying orders she found on the internet.
Sofia Ezhov was following instructions she found on the internet, disguised as a post from popular animated series 'Winx Club: School of Witches'.
The social media post says: “At midnight when everybody is asleep, get up from your bed and go around the room three times, then say the magical words: ‘Alfey kingdom, sweet little fairies, give me the power, I'm asking you’.
“Then go to the kitchen silently, so no one notices you or the magic of the words will disappear. Switch on the gas stove, all four burners. But do not light it. You don't want to get burns, do you?
“Then go to sleep. The magic gas will come to you, you will breathe it while sleeping and in the morning, when you wake up, say: ‘Thank you Alfeya, I've become a fairy’.
“And you will became a real fairy of fire.”
Sofia Ezhov suffered serious burns after being convinced by fake Winx Club: School of Witches game
The sinister social media post is being investigated by Russian police
Officers were alerted by parents in the Vladimir region of Russia
State investigator Irina Minina warned: “It could be some kind of 'suicide game'.
“We are searching for those who are spreading these messages.”
One mother described how the ‘game’ almost killed her entire family.
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She said: “I woke up in the night and felt the strong smell of gas.
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If I had not gone to check, our family of eight would not wake up in the morning
My daughter, seven, had just left the kitchen and went to her room.
“It turned out that she had read in the Internet that to become the fairy of fire you need to go to the kitchen when everyone is asleep and switch on the gas oven.
“If I had not gone to check, our family of eight would not wake up in the morning.
“I talked to her and she promised not to hide her plans from me and tell me everything.”
In a shocking twist the social media post appears to have been created in line with internet trends.
Tens of thousands of children researched 'how to become a fairy' in the last month, one Russian search engine revealed.
The Russian Investigative Committee believes the real aim may be to spark panic among parents.
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Sofia, aged 5, thought by turning the gas on in her kitchen she could become a fairy
Rainbow, the behind the Winx Club brand on social media appealed to the Moscow prosecutor's office to insist the person bed the scam is prosecuted.
CEO Iginio Straffi said: “Rainbow deeply regrets the distribution of material, which apparently contains instructions for committing suicide and uses Winx Club characters,” he said.
“The company Rainbow, which products are aimed at promoting the values of kindness in children, is shocked by such cynical materials apparently aimed at causing harm to children.”
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