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Families of Station Nightclub Fire Victims Upset With Pokestop at Memorial Site

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    WEST WARWICK, RI - MAY 10: Crosses are stand at the site of the Station nightclub fire May 10, 2006 in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The sentence will be handed down today against former Great White tour manager Daniel M. Biechele, who lit off a pyrotechnics display that started the fire on February 21, 2003, killing one hundred people. Biechele has pleaded guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

    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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