A woman died because of the game Pokemon Go.
Most of you know what Pokemon Go is and played at least once. It is one of the most downloaded game in both IOS and Android.
Pokemon Go, is a game developed by Niantic for IOS and Android, a location-based augmented reality game. As it is fun to play in real world with virtual reality, risk also comes along with.
According to Bloomberg, recent story coming from Japan, a woman died as a car hits her, driven by a man while playing the game. This is the first death caused by the Pokemon Go.
The developer of Pokemon Go stated “We express our deep condolences to the family and acquaintances,” .”We are still looking into the details of the incident. We will take any necessary steps following the completion of an investigation.”
According to police, the incident happened on Tuesday in the city of Tokushima, Japan. The 39-years-old man was playing game behind the wheel and hit two pedestrian, one of them died because of the injuries.
The signs have gone up asking people not to walk while using their smartphones,in many public places in Japan. The number of daily active user has dropped after reaching the peak, still 30 million people play game daily.
The driver of the car stated that he didn’t see any pedestrian as he was busy playing Pokemon Go, said police.
The game has become viral and very troublesome for some. In July, two teenagers from Canada crossed the Canada-America border while hunting Pokemon.
After this incident in Japan, hope people will be more careful while playing the game. Pray, this will be first and last death/injury caused by the game.