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Author Topic: Baby In A Stroller Blown Into Lake While Mother Was Busy Hunting A Pokemon  (Read 1148 times)

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A young mother was pushing her son in a stroller along the banks of Xuan Huong Lake, in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat, Vietnam on Monday when she decided to go hunting for Pokémon.

Letting go of the stroller to busy herself with her smartphone, she thought the baby was safely tucked in and no harm could come to him.

Suddenly a strong wind blew, sending the trolley with her baby son in it into the lake, local Vietnamese news portal vietnamnet.vn reports about an incident that viral on Facebook on Monday.

According to local media reports, people around the lake looked on in horror at the sinking stroller until a foreing tourist leapt into action.

"The foreign tourist very quickly threw his phone and belongings to the lawn and plunged into the water. That place was close to the shore, but it was about 2 meters deep," said a young man who was playing Pokemon Go near the site, vietnamnet.vn reports.

The Facebook posting soon went viral in Vietnam, with a mountain of criticism heaped onto the careless mother for being distracted by the popular augmented reality game.

However another local Vietnamese news daily tuoitrenews.vn quoted local Da Lat police as cautioning netizens to not jump to unverified conclusions, as Pokemon Go only came into the story as the boy was saved by those who were playing the game at the time of the incident.

“The foreigner rushed to the lake, throwing his personal belongings and mobile phone on the lawn and jumped down,” Minh, a Pokémon GO player near the lake, told VnExpress.

Similar to concerns raised by Malaysians when the game entered the country, since its launch in Vietnam on 6 August, Pokémon GO has raised countless safety concerns as local players have quickly become addicted to the augmented reality game.

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