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Pokemon Go-Playing Driver Kills Woman In Japan

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TOKUSHIMA – JAPAN. A driver playing Pokemon Go behind the wheel has hit and killed a woman in Japan.

The 39 year old man hit two pedestrians in Tokushima city late on Tuesday.

The other woman was seriously injured.

“The driver, who has been taken into custody, said he was not watching the road carefully.

“It was the first fatal accident in Japan involving the hugely popular augmented reality game,” police said,

Pokemon Go creator Niantic expressed deep condolences to the family, in a statement, according to media reports.

The smartphone app gives players a warning if it detects they might be in a moving vehicle.

Since the game was released in July, public spaces in many parts of the world have been filled with players chasing virtual monsters on their phones. – bbc

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