There have been plenty of stories about Pokemon GO players getting themselves into precarious situations since the augmented reality game was released earlier this month, including getting lured into an armed robbery trap, falling off cliffs and smashing into police cars. However, the stupidity of Pokemon GO players have reached a new low.
In Bosnia, Pokemon GO players have been trespassing onto private property, which is perfectly normal for the game, but the problem is that some private property in the Balkan country could be covered in land mines.
A warning was posted by an anti-mining charity of Bosnia on their Facebook page, which urges Pokemon Go players to be cautious.
The message by Posavina bez mina after being translated into English read, “We received information that some users of the Pokemon Go app in Bosnia were going to places which are a risk for mines, in search of a Pokemon.”
“Citizens are urged not to do so, to respect demarcation signs of dangerous mine fields and not to go into unknown areas,” it added.
The country has a lot of land mines in various spots left over from the war back in 1990. Over 600 people have died to date, and more than 1700 have been injured from land mine accidents since the war ended.
The country has set a target of making the country free from land mines by 2019, and extensive mine removing has been in progress. However, an estimated number of 120,000 undiscovered mines are still there to be removed.
All this to say, if you are playing Pokemon GO in Bosnia, don’t risk stepping on a land mine for a Rattata!!!