First Pokemon Go death reported in Japan

Source : 112 Ukraine

A female pedestrian has been killed and another badly injured in a car accident in western Japan, involving a man playing the popular Pokemon Go game while driving
14:14, 25 August 2016

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It was the first fatal accident in Japan linked to the augmented-reality mobile game since its release in the country a month ago, Japanese police said on Wednesday.

Related: National Police warns about dangers of Pokemon Go

The 39-year-old farmer was arrested after his vehicle hit the two women on a road in the city of Tokushima on the south-western island of Shikoku Tuesday evening, Kyodo News agency reported.

The man told investigators he was "playing the Pokemon Go game" while driving, Kyodo said.

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