Kolkata: On Saturday, in a heartbreaking incident, a 23-year-old law student from National Law University, Odisha lost his life following a cardiac arrest while he was competing in the inter-university football tournament.
The deceased, Rittick Das, was competing in the inter-university football tournament at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Eastern Centre.
Das collapsed on the field at was rushed to the nearby hospital.
“He was declared dead on arrival. Following post-morterm his body was taken to his hometown in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. He was asthmatic and that may have complicated it,” as quoted by PTI.
Rittik is survived by his father RR Mohanty who is an Indian Revenue Service officer posted in New Delhi, mother Sumana Mohanty, a Railway employee and a younger sister.
According to a SAI official, “This was nothing to do with SAI. It was a three-day inter-law university sports meet and they had taken the grounds on rent”, read the PTI report.
Earlier on Friday, a fire at the training ground of Brazil’s Flamengo football club in Rio de Janeiro killed 10 people and three people got wounded severely. The conflagration started around 5:15 am local time (12:45 pm IST) and was eventually put out around at 7:20 am (2:50 pm IST) reportedly.
The Lieutenant Colonel of the Rio fire department, Douglas Henaut had confirmed to a leading Brazilian news channel that 10 people had died at the Vargem Grande training centre.