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Endless Video Game Playing Ends In Tragedy For One Family

In a tragic story, a 17-year-old teen recently died after playing an online computer game for 22 days straight. Known only as Rustam, the teen broke his leg and wanted to find a way to cure his boredom. So, he took up the computer game Defence of the Ancients. Over the last year-and-a-half, the teen spent over 2,000 hours playing the game--that equates to around six-and-a-half hours per day. His death happened in the town of Uchaly in southern Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan. His parents said they were used to hearing him pound on the keyboard, but he went quiet on August 30.

As he collapsed, so did his virtual persona. He was rushed to a hospital, but was declared dead on arrival. Doctors also believe he may have died from second class syndrome, thrombosis from not moving around. He would only stop playing to grab a snack or sleep. He started his non-stop playing on August 8. Medical expert Azat Hafizov explained what could have happened: "People can suffer from such problems during long flights when they are forced to sit. The boy presumably died from a thrombosis. They are appearing in 50 percent of cases when people have fractures."

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Doctors believe the teen died from not moving.

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