Teen dies after being hit by cricket ball

by International | 07-10-2017 | 415 views

Dhaka : A Bangladeshi teenager died in hospital in Dhaka after he was hit by a ball umpiring in a cricket match. The local police confirmed the same on Saturday. Rafiqul Islam, 17, was declared dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital late Friday after being rushed there in critical condition following the incident at Balur Math ground in Bangladesh’s capital.

“ A group of Youths were playing cricket in the field and the boy was the umpire. He collapsed on the field after a ball hit him in the chest,” local police chief Enamul Haque told. “He is from a very poor family. His father is a rickshaw-puller and mother works as a housemaid. They buried him last night,” he said.

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