2 Men Were Killed By A Train In Maharashtra While Playing PUBG Mobile

Karamchand Rameshwar - Mar 19, 2019


2 Men Were Killed By A Train In Maharashtra While Playing PUBG Mobile

Two young men were killed by a train on a railway track in Maharashtra's Hingoli as they were too focused on playing PUBG Mobile, according to the police.

The controversy around the much-liked mobile game title, PUBG Mobile, along with its negative effects on young people have been very hot in the media. After 10 students and employees being arrested by Rajkot Police for playing PUBG, two young men have just died while they were playing the game on a railway track as both of them were hit by a train. This incident happened in Maharashtra's Hingoli. Both of them were too focused on the game that they didn’t realize a train was coming.

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The police said that Swapnil Annapurne (22 years old) and Nagesh Gore (24 years old) were mowed down by the Hyderabad-Ajmer train. Both of the two bodies were later found by people who are living nearby.

Many cities across the country are apparently planning to restrict or ban the addictive game and called PUBG Mobile ‘harmful’, ‘distracting’, and of course ‘addictive’ as well. Gir Somnath, Bhavnagar, and Rajkot districts have already banned the game.

On the other hand, PUBG Mobile has just released a statement saying: "We appreciate the support and trust given to us by our PUBG MOBILE players. While we strive to deliver the best possible gaming experience to our fans, we also believe that it is extremely important for us to be a responsible member of the gaming ecosystem. To this end, we constantly work and shall continue to work with different stakeholders, including parents, educators and government bodies, and listening to their feedback on what we can do to enhance the overall PUBG Mobile experience."

PUBG Mobile was launched about a year ago in the country, and it quickly climbed to be the most downloaded mobile game. According to Tencent, PUBG Mobile was downloaded more than 200 million times as of December last year. However, it has been under the eyes of Indian authorities after many reports pointed out the adverse effects that the game has been imposed on young people to be much more than the benefits it brings.

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