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Pokemon Go upsets relatives of R.I. nightclub fire victims

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WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- -

   WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- Relatives of 100 people killed in a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire and survivors are upset that the site is a stop in "Pokemon Go."


   The Associated Press learned of the Pokestop when visiting the site last week. The site in West Warwick is currently surrounded by a fence while a memorial is built.


   Family members and survivors called it outrageous when informed by the AP about the stop and called for it to be removed.


   They were also not happy that the game incorrectly describes the fire as having killed 200 people, double the number killed.
   An email to game developer Niantic was not immediately returned.


   Pokestops have been removed from the atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, Japan, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and other sites.
 

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