THE WORLD THIS WEEK : Gamer dies after 50 hrs

A man has died after apparently playing an online computer game for 50 hours with hardly any breaks. The man, who’s 28, collapsed in an internet cafe in South Korea. He was taken to hospital where he later died. Police said he had barely slept or eaten during his gaming session. He only paused to go to the toilet. It’s important to remember that this case is very, very rare. Experts advise all gamers to take lots of breaks, and to look after their health.

He started playing on 3 August. He had been fired from his job.