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29.06.2006 Sports News

Black Star Fan Dies Out Of Shock

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AN ardent supporter of the Black Stars, Richard Amenawu alias Dela, 25, reportedly died soon after Brazil scored its first goal against the national team.

A friend of the deceased told the Times that Richard was among a number of soccer fans and friends watching the match at the Railway Quarters in Takoradi on Tuesday.

He said soon after the first goal was scored, Richard collapsed. Attempts were made to resuscitate him by pouring water on him but he failed to respond so, they rushed him to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital.

Richard, he said, could not be attended to as there was no doctor on duty. Consequently, he was rushed to the Takoradi Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

As at 5.30 pm on Tuesday when this reporter visited the Takoradi Hospital, Richard's body was still lying on a stretcher at the out-patients department.

Family members and friends who heard of the unfortunate incident thronged to the hospital to ascertain the matter and some were seen wailing and weeping.

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