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Tragedy at 35th National Games, Netball Player dies

35th National GamesTragedy struck at the 35th National Games when a young netball player from Maharashtra suddenly collapsed and died during a practice session in Thiruvananthapuram Monday, according to the organisers. Mayuresh Pawar, 21, representing the netball team of his home state Maharashtra, suffered dizziness and fell unconscious around 1 p.m.

His teammates immediately rushed him to a hospital but by that time, he passed away, according to an official. A Games official told that Pawar’s team had played against Chandigarh in the morning. “Chandigarh won the match and they left the venue. The incident occurred when the Maharashtra team arrived at the practice court close to noon, where he fell ill suddenly,” said the official who did not wish to be identified.

The body has now been kept at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital where the autopsy will be done and the real cause of death would be known. (IANS)

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