Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Death by Internet

Chinese man dies from 3-day gaming binge
BEIJING - A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said Monday.

The 30-year-old man fainted at a cybercafe in the city of Guangzhou on Saturday afternoon after he ha been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet...

The report said that about 100 other Web surfers "left the cafe in fear after witnessing the man's death."


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