Man dies while playing football in Thulusdhoo island

Beach at K. Thulusdhoo.

Beach at K. Thulusdhoo.

A youth died in the island of Thulusdhoo in Kaafu atoll on Saturday evening while playing football.

According to witnesses, Hussein Mahin, 25, had had a coughing fit while out on the field and sat down before keeling over. Some people said that he had been chewing areca nuts while playing.

“The players realised he had a coughing fit. But they rushed over when he didn’t get up after sitting down and fell over. When they reached him, he was already foaming at the mouth,” said a resident of Thulusdhoo.

He was rushed to the island’s health centre on a motorbike around 6:00 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mahin’s funeral was held at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.

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