Offbeat Video

By Bilal Kuchay


This is a moment a young man’s face is engulfed in a blaze when the snow foam, his friends spray at him during his birthday celebrations, catches fire.

Fayaz Ali Memon from Qasimabad in Hyderabad, Pakistan, who turned 21 on November 27, will not forget his 21st birthday celebration all his life.

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The young man along with his friends had gathered at a restaurant to celebrate his birthday.

Little did he know the celebrations would turn so ugly that he will have to be taken to the hospital.

Visuals from the restaurant show Fayaz standing behind a cake – with flowers all around it and a firework-type fountain candle at its centre.

As the young man begins to cut the cake, his friends can be seen spraying snow foam on his face and head from every corner of the table.

Suddenly, the foam catches fire engulfing Fayaz’s face and head.

He received minor burn injuries on his neck, ear and face.

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Fayaz’s friends rushed him immediately to the hospital where he was treated for his burn injuries.

He said: “In my entire life, I will not forget this moment. I will remember my 21st birthday celebration all my life.

“I’m thankful to God that my face didn’t burn due to the flames.”

It was not for the first time that Fayaz and his friends were using snow foam to celebrate a birthday party.

Sanjay Sethani, one of Fayaz’s friends who attended the party, said: “Spraying snow foam on friends at the birthday cake cutting parties was a norm for us. But, that fire was unexpected.”

However, the friends have now decided not to use such flammable material in any party in the future.

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Sethani said: “We have decided not to use anything like this in future.

“We are posting this video on social media to educate others for not using such things.”