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Boy, 12, dies after playing graphic video game for hours

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A 12-year-old boy has died of a heart attack while playing the popular video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for hours on end.

Egyptian media said the child was taken to Al-Salam Hospital in Port Said by ambulance after he collapsed and died at home.

Emergency Directorate of Health Affairs confirmed that the child was already dead when his parents brought him to hospital.

The youngster suffered a heart attack while playing the video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) as they found his mobile phone next to him with the game running, according to the newspaper Youm7.

An image of a man on the ground with a gun in the PUBG game. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
An image of a man on the ground with a gun in the PUBG game. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

His body was sent to a nearby morgue and the public prosecutor’s office was notified so they could establish the cause behind his death before allowing the funeral.

This is not the first time a gamer has died as a result of excessively playing PUBG, according to Youm7.

An Indian child reportedly stopped eating and drinking for multiple days while another gamer allegedly killed himself when his family took away his phone because of the game.

Australscope

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