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03.11.2008 Social News

Man Drops Dead While Jogging

The decision by a 38-year-old mechanic in Kumasi to trot from his house to the Baba Yara Stadium to join his colleagues for Keep Fit activities last Sunday ended on a sad note when he fell and died on the way.

Sources close to his Keep Fit Club told The Mirror that the deceased, Kofi Dwumfuor, died on the spot after he fell at the shoulder of the road at Dakodwom, a suburb of Kumasi.

And had it not been his mobile phone, which kept ringing without any response, no one would have known the man was dead. His body had been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

According to the sources, it was characteristic of Dwumfuor to drive from his house at Kwadaso to the Baba Yara Stadium, a distance of about six kilometres, for Keep Fit activities every Sunday.

However, last Sunday, he decided to change the practice by running to the stadium.

Dwumfuor, according to the sources, left his house at about 5.30 a.m for the stadium without any signs of illness.

On reaching Dakodwom, a little over half of the distance to the stadium, Dwumfuor started beating his chest and fell by the road side.

Unfortunately, no one went to his aid until his mobile phone, which was in his pocket, started ringing without any response from him. The calls were from his colleagues who were calling to find out why he had delayed.

The sources stated that as the phone kept ringing, some of the people tried to find out what had happened only to realise that there was no life in the man.

He was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Story by Kwame Asare Boadu