Basketball player dies on playground

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VietNamNet Bridge – While preparing to replace his teammate during a match on March 25, a player of the Soc Trang province basketball team suddenly fell onto the floor and died.

Luu Cong Danh, director of the Center for Sports and Physical Training of the southern province of Soc Trang, confirmed on March 26, that player Diep Phuoc Loc, 27, suddenly passed away when he was about to replace his teammate in the game against Hau Giang at the Soc Trang Sports House, on the evening of March 25. This was the game to compete for the Geru Sport Cup of the Mekong Delta Basketball Championships.

Loc’s teammate said that the player suddenly fell down to the floor. He was brought to the Soc Trang Polyclinic for first aid but he was dead on the way to the hospital.

Doctors did not verify the reason that caused the death but it is highly possible that Loc suffered from a coronary.

At the player’s request, a forensic examination was performed the same night to find out the reason.

S. Tung

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