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'Too many' watched mum collapse and die on Facebook Live but did nothing, claim family

Mirror logo Mirror 3/01/2017 Steve Robson
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A mum collapsed and died while being watched by thousands of people on Facebook Live - but no one tried to help, her family has said.

Keiana Herndon, 25, was live-streaming a video of her singing and responding to viewers when she fell ill last week.

The youngest of her two children was with her at the time.

The footage showed Keiana suddenly fall and drop her phone, her uncle said.

She could be heard struggling to breathe and her young son screamed.

Her family say the number of people viewing the stream actually increased from a handful to "too many" - but no one called for help.

The stream continued for another 30 minutes until a friend arrived at Keiana's house and found her collapsed and turned off the phone.

She died in hospital.

A post-mortem exam will be carried out to establish the cause of death but her family said she had suffered thyroid problems.

Her uncle Jeffrey said: "It was real hard.

"The views went from two or three to too many, for it to be a tragic live shot."

Her dad Richard Herndon added: "It's amazing for someone to sit there and see somebody or hear them take their last breath and nobody did anything."

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