Two children, a ten-year-old from Houston, Texas and a nine-year-old from Pakistan have both died imitating the execution of Saddam Hussein which they saw on television. Both deaths appear to be accidental.
Mubashar Ali, from Pakistan, tied a rope to his neck and a ceiling fan with the help of his sister while Sergio Pelico, from Texas, tied a slip knot around his neck while on the top bunk.
Psychologist Edward Bischof said, "Our gut reaction is that he was experimenting... I would think maybe this kid is trying something that he thinks fun to act out without having the emotional and psychological maturity to think the thing through..."