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18-year-old footballer dies in West Bengal after collision on field

PTI
Published Aug 14, 2018, 11:36 am IST
Updated Aug 14, 2018, 11:36 am IST
Ripon Mali, 18, collapsed on the field on Sunday following an aerial challenge to save a goal, his teammates said.
A young football player, named Ripon Mali, died after an on-field collision at Nischintapur village in East Burdwan district. (Photo: Representational Image / AFP)
 A young football player, named Ripon Mali, died after an on-field collision at Nischintapur village in East Burdwan district. (Photo: Representational Image / AFP)

Kalna (West Bengal): A young football player died after an on-field collision at Nischintapur village in East Burdwan district, police said on Monday.

Ripon Mali, 18, collapsed on the field on Sunday following an aerial challenge to save a goal, his teammates said.

 

He was taken to the nearby Madhupur Primary Health Centre and later shifted to Kalna Sub-divisional Hospital, where he was declared dead, a police officer said.

Mali was representing 'Chaitanyapur XI' against Doctor's XI' during the match.

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