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Two men playing PUBG near a railway track in Maharashtra get hit by train

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Two young men who were apparently engrossed in playing online game PUBG died after they were mowed down by a train in Maharashtra’s Hingoli, police said on 17 March.

The incident happened yesterday evening at a bypass in Hingoli.

Police said Nagesh Gore (24) and Swapnil Annapurne (22) were playing PUBG near the railway tracks. They were run over the Hyderabad-Ajmer train.

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Police said their bodies were found late at night by locals residing in the area.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG, is an online multi-player game of South Korean origin. Experts claim PUBG is highly addictive and may give rise to violent behaviour in those playing the game.

Police said a report of accidental death has been filed in the matter.

Also read: Banning PUBG and arresting people is an ineffective solution to the core problem

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