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July 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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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.

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