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Pokemon Go... across the border

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There are no borders in the world of Pokemon Go.

And two young fans of the hit smartphone game were so preoccupied with it that they wandered across the US-Canada border in real life.

US Border Patrol agents spotted the brothers, whose ages were not revealed, illegally walking from Canada into the US on Thursday evening, the agency's office in Sweetgrass, Montana, said in a statement.

"Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were. They crossed the international border inadvertently, but agents were able to reunite them with their mother," public affairs officer Michael Rappold was quoted as saying.


It was a happy ending for the two youngsters. But other players were not as lucky, finding themselves the victims of robbery or violent crimes.

Fans have also been blamed for causing traffic accidents.

The free app uses satellite location, graphics and camera capabilities to overlay cartoon monsters on real-world settings, challenging players to capture and train the creatures for battles. - AFP.