A 16-year-old boy in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh had a heart attack and died after playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, known as “PUBG”, for 6 hours without a break.
According to the information given by his family, the boy named Furkan Qureshi started playing PUBG on his mobile phone after lunch at his home in the town of Neemuch.
Father Harun Rashid Qureshi said, “Furkan started playing the game right after lunch and continued for 6 hours. Before he collapsed, he was very angry and shouted at other players.”
Furkan’s sister Fiza Qureshi, who happened on May 28, said, “My brother was playing PUBG with some of his friends. Suddenly, ‘Explode!’ Then he threw away his headphones and cell phone, started to cry and said, ‘I will not play with you again. I lost it because of you.’
Furkan was taken to the hospital immediately after collapsing at home, but died before reaching the hospital.
‘The increase in adrenaline may have triggered a heart attack’
Cardiologist Dr. Furkan Qureshi examined. Asok Jain said, “When he came to the hospital, there was no pulse. We tried to bring it back with electric shocks and injections, but we couldn’t. The excitement of the game may have caused a huge increase in adrenaline levels, which may have caused a heart attack. I urge children to stay away from such games.”
Furkan’s older brother also explained that his brother was addicted to the game, frequently playing PUBG for 18 hours a day, and said that after his brother’s death, he deleted the game from his phone.
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