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Maharashtra: Two PUBG addicts engrossed in playing, run over by speeding train

In a shocking incident reported, two youth engrossed in playing online game PUBG died after they were mowed down by a train in Maharashtra’s Hingoli. As per the reports, the incident happened at Khatkali Bypass in Hingoli, over 570 kilometres from here, on Saturday evening.

“Nagesh Gore (24) and Swapnil Annapurne (22) were playing PUBG near the railway tracks. They were run over by the Hyderabad-Ajmer train. Their bodies were found late at night by people living in the vicinity,” he said.

An accidental death report has been registered at Hingoli police station.

Also read: Thane: Man drains phone battery playing PUBG, attacks brother-in-law in anger

Witnessing severe impact of the game on youth, PUBG Corporation’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been banned in several cities in India. Last week, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara had placed a ban on the highly popular and addictive PUBG. They were followed by Bhavnagar and Gir Somnath districts. Two days ago, Aravalli district administration also placed a ban on the two games.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG, is an online multi-player game of South Korean origin which experts have said is highly addictive and gives rise to violent behaviour in many of those playing it.

Also read: Gujarat: 10 held for playing PUBG in Rajkot

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