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Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:59

Teen dies playing Diablo 3

Written by Nick Farrell



40 hours without a break


A teenager died an internet cafe after reportedly playing Diablo 3 for 40 hours without a break.

The 18 year old, with the surname Chuang was found by workers at the Internet cafe in Tainan, southern Taiwan. He had played solidly for 40 hours and not eaten anything. An attendant entered the room and found Chuang had fallen asleep. He woke up took a few steps and then collapsed, reports said.

He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital. Police were investigating the cause of death and an autopsy was being carried out. It might have been that he died by deep vein thromboses which happens if you sit still for too long.   

The teen had been playing the latest instalment of the role-playing game and it is the second death from playing video games in the country this year. In February, a man in New Taipei was found dead, slumped in a chair facing a computer with his arms still reaching out for the keyboard after playing for 23 hours. He died of a heart attack.

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