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Old 6th March 2019, 02:22   #16
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Seems my Google feed show all incidents related to PUBG. This one is too funny.

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Youth Busy Playing PUBG Gulps Acid By Accident, Left Seriously Injured

Popular mobile game, Playerunknown's Battleground aka PUBG can be highly addictive and has had its fair share of controversies around it. Now a youth in Madhya Pradesh had a narrow escape after he accidently drank acid mistaking it to be water, while he was busy playing PUBG on his mobile.

The incident which happened nearly a month ago left the 25-year-old from Chhindwara in a near death situation, TOI reported. According to doctors, the youth whose identity has not been revealed was playing PUBG on his mobile in the courtyard of his house. He drank acid from the bottle which was kept nearly mistaking it to be water.

The family rushed him to Nagpur for treatment, but brought him back to his hometown after his condition worsened. Back in Chhindwara he underwent a number of surgeries and has been brought back to life from a near death experience.

So if you thought that his close shave with death has cured his addition, you are wrong. According to the report, the man who is married and has a daughter, is still playing PUBG from his hospital bed.
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PUBG Tragedy: 16-Year-Old in Madhya Pradesh Dies After Playing Game For 6 Hours Straight

A student of Class 12, Furkhan had started playing the addictive game after lunch and continued for 6 hours until he collapsed.16-Year-Old in Madhya Pradesh Dies After Playing Game For 6 Hours Straight

A 16-year-old boy in Madhya Pradesh died of cardiac arrest after playing the popular game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds known as PUBG for six hours straight.

The deceased, identified as Furkhan Qureshi, was a resident of Neemuch town of Madhya Pradesh. A student of Class 12, Furkhan had started playing the addictive game after lunch according to his family.

"Furkhan started playing the game right after lunch and it continued for over six hours. Just before he collapsed, he became very agitated and started shouting at other players," said Harun Rashid Qureshi, the boys father. The incident occurred on May 28.

Furkhan's sister, Fiza Qureshi, who was sitting beside him when the incident occurred said that "My brother was playing PUBG with some of his friends. Suddenly, he started shouting 'carry out the blast..carry out blast'. Then he threw his earphones and mobile and cried saying "I will not play with you'. I lost the game because of you."


Soon after, Furkhan was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Cardiologist Dr Ashok Jain, who examined Furkhan tol d ANI that,"“The boy was brought to the hospital without a pulse. We tried to revive him with electric shock and also injected him to revive his heart, but we failed in our attempt."

'Furkan's family told us he was a swimmer, his heart seemed to be healthy,' he revealed. '"The excitement of the game might have caused a surge in adrenaline causing cardiac arrest. I appeal children to stay away from such games,' he further added.

Furkhan's brother Mohammad Hashim stated how he also used to be addicted to the game and often play for 18 hours. He has deleted the game off his phone after the death of his brother.


In a recent report, the World Health Organization has declared that gaming disorder is indeed a thing and addiction can cause mental health conditions.


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I am sure that this is the future of humanity.
We have nearly solved most of the survival related issues that were encountered during our evolution to where we stand today - thanks to advancements in science.

We are thinking of setting up AI to take on the mental tasks (and machines had already taken up the manual tasks to a large extent).

There will be a time in future where we wouldn't have enough challenges in living a normal life and people will feel that they don't have any purpose. That is when games like these will become the norm and individuals will try to invent and solve the challenges in trying to "seek the purpose of their existence"
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2 Men Playing PUBG Run Over By Train In Maharashtra, Dead

The incident took place at Khatkali Bypass in Maharashtra's Hingoli.

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

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

“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.

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