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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Man dies after 3-day Internet gaming spree

A man in China died after internet gaming for three days straight.

The unnamed man, in his 30's, had not slept, had hardly eaten and had barely moved from his computer when he collapsed and slipped into a coma Monday evening at an internet cafe outside Beijing.

According to the Beijing Times, the man, who had reportedly spent more than 10,000 yuan (RM4,666) on internet gaming over the past month, was rushed to a nearby clinic but was pronounced dead a short time later.

 

With more than 450 million internet users in China, online games are extremely popular, especially with young men
With more than 450 million internet users in China, online games are extremely popular, especially with young men
Police removed several computers from the cafe for investigation but have ruled out homicide and were examining specific causes of death.
 
The incident highlights China's increasing number of internet addicts, which according to researchers has risen to more than 30 million.

More than three years ago, a 30-year old woman in the province of Guangzhou, died of exhaustion after three days of internet gaming.

With more than 450 million internet users in China, online games are extremely popular, especially with young men.
Source: Agencies

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