The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 22, 2012
 

Thai man dies after playing video games overnight

 
 

BANGKOK (AFP) - A video game addict in Thailand died in front of his computer after a string of marathon all-night sessions, police said Thursday.

The body of the 24-year-old man was found slumped in his chair in his room in Samut Songkhram province south-west of Bangkok, according to the authorities.

"He was addicted to games. He hardly went to bed but always played computer games from night until morning," local police officer Chaichana Boonrod told AFP by telephone.

His body will be sent for autopsy to determine the cause of death, police said.