Bosnia & Herzegovina – We live in a time where everybody from children to adults are playing the popular mobile game “Pokemon Go”. Hype about this game is the fact you aren’t bound to your PC to play it, but in fact it encourages you to go out, explore and play in the same time. Now all this would be fine, unless you are living on Balkans, in this case Bosnia & Herzegovina. Problem from Bosnian Pokemon go players lies in the fact that there are still areas sown with landmines that were placed there during the 1990s war.
A Bosnian charity group, “Posavina bez mina” has issued a warning after they heard a lot of young players venture into fields and forests that are still risky areas because of mines. Players that are using their smartphones to hunt Pokemons might forget they are in a minefield and ugly accidents could happen.
Ever since the war ended in 1995. at least 600 people have been killed, while over 120,000 mines still lie hidden in Bosnian territory. With that amount of mines, many Pokemon Go players have a bigger chance to find a mine then a Pokemon, meaning it’s a risky game to play there.
“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,” Posavina bez mina said on Facebook.
The game, however, has a lot of positive sides such as making young people get more active and explore their surrounding, but be warned there are still things that you have to watch on!