Bloke claims Google Maps directions told him to ‘drive into a mango tree’

A bloke went viral on Twitter after sharing a potentially dangerous blunder with Google Maps' directions feature.

Twitter user @CallMeAlfredo from Accra, Ghana, claimed he was sent on an odd route through the bush where he was instructed to drive into a tree.

He wrote: "Not Google maps leading us into the bush and having the audacity to say, 'turn left'. Into the mango tree?"

The bizarre tweet was shared by over 700 users as others flocked to the comments to share their Maps nightmares.

One user said: "I'll never forget the day we used Google Maps to travel to Calabar by road. Before we knew it, we were in one village with a dead end. Google maps said we should continue going."

Another added: "That's how my mum and I were going to Dodowa with Google maps and we end up using some unrelated roads to go. Since then I've never trusted Google."

A third wrote: "Will never forget accepting a shorter route to Kpetoe via Sogakope. The beginning of the road was tarred and all seemed well until the tarred portion ended and portions of the road seemed like bush path/tracks.

"Gone too far and it was getting late. Had to complete journey through the bush."

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The news comes following reports of issues in the new update for Google Maps on Android devices.

Autoevolution reports that users have had problems loading location links sent to them and many have blamed a recent update.

Reports say no workaround has been discovered so far as the glitch overall has become more widespread.

The Daily Star has approached Google for a comment about the accuracy of their navigation feature.

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