HEALTH / FITNESS NEWS
July 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

A Taiwan teenager collapsed and died at an internet cafe after playing Diablo 3, a popular online video game, for 40 consecutive hours without eating, local media say.

The 18-year-old identified by only his surname, Chuang, booked a private room at the cafe in Tainan, southern Taiwan, around noon on July 13 and played for nearly two days, the United Daily News broadsheet reported on Tuesday.

On the morning of July 15, after he was awoken by an attendant, Chuang took a few steps and then collapsed. He was pronounced dead after arriving at a local hospital.

This is the second death in Taiwan from playing video games 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. The cause of death was reported as cardiac arrest.

FijiLive
 


PREVIOUS STORY
'First superstar' of Bollywood dies
NEXT STORY
US man with huge penis stopped at airport

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
30 to work in NZ under seasonal schemeThirty (30) Fijians will work in New Zealand in February next year in the first phase under NZ's Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme.
SPORTS
Fiji U20 finishes last in President's CupThe Vodafone Fiji U20 football team finished last in the inaugural OFC President's Cup after losing the 5th place-playoff against Bodden Town of Cayman Islands 3-0 at The Trusts Arena in Auckland this afternoon.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
LIFESTYLE/FASHION
Tafunaíi ready to fly Fijiís flag highNew crowned Miss World Fiji, Charlene Tafunaíi is ready to do wonders for Fiji in the Miss World Finals in December and is calling for the nationís backing.
ENTERTAINMENT
Moorhouse to release debut albumNew Zealand 2013 The X Factor fan favourites Moorhouse will release their debut self-titled album that will include their brand new single Somebody Loves You on December 5.
OFFBEAT
Mercury 'took Princess Diana to gay barQueen singer Freddie Mercury disguised the late Princess Diana as a male model and smuggled her into a notorious gay bar, according to a memoir serialised in Britain's Sunday Times.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS