Two persons were knocked down by train while playing PUBG, Mumbai

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.

Two persons engrossed in playing online game PUBG were knocked down by a train in Hingoli district in Maharashtra, police said Sunday.

“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,” official said.

The incident happened at Khatkali Bypass in Hingoli, over 570 kilometres from here, on Saturday evening, an official said.

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

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