Higoli: There is no doubt that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is addictive, but is it so addictive that you forget about your surroundings?

Well, that is exactly what happened in Maharashtra. Two youths were mowed down by a speeding train while they were engrossed in PUBG. The shocking incident happened 570 km from Mumbai at Khatkali Bypass in Higoli district on Saturday. 

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The deceased has been identified as Nagesh Gore (24) and Swapnil Annapurne (22). Their bodies were recovered late at night by the locals. 

The police were immediately informed and an accidental case has been registered at Hingoli police station.

Several cities in India have banned the PUBG game. In a statement, South Korean origin multi-player game said, “PUBG Mobile is a game. It is meant merely for entertainment and should be enjoyed in a healthy and responsible manner. In consonance with our endeavor to continue promoting responsible gaming experience, we are working on the introduction of a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced, responsible gaming, including limiting play time for under-aged players. We were thus surprised to learn that local authorities in a few cities have decided to impose a ban on playing our game. We are working to understand the legal basis of such bans, and hope we can have a constructive dialogue with relevant authorities to explain our objectives and that they withdraw the prohibition. To PUBG Mobile players, we want to assure you that we are on your side and we will try our best to find a reasonable solution.”