Japanese police have arrested a driver who they are saying struck and killed a girl whereas he was enjoying Pokemon Go.

The suspect, a 39-year previous farmer, was driving a small truck on Tuesday night when he failed to note two ladies crossing the highway as a result of he was enjoying the favored augmented actuality sport, the police mentioned.

One of many victims, a girl in her early 70s, died of a spinal harm after being hit by the truck. The opposite lady has been hospitalized with a extreme harm.

The police mentioned the motive force instructed them he was not paying consideration and had been distracted by Pokemon Go. It was the primary case of a dying in Japan ensuing from somebody enjoying the sport, they added.

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Pokemon Go relies on the 1990s sport. However it provides to the enjoyable with augmented actuality know-how, which permits gamers to discover their neighborhoods, and to superimpose digital creatures on the actual world.

Varied governments have voiced issues concerning the sport, warning gamers to keep away from delicate areas and army bases.

CNNMoney (New Delhi) First printed August 24, 2016: eight:45 AM ET