US News Second British rugby player dies in Sri Lanka

18:05  15 may  2018
18:05  15 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Colombo, May 14 (newsin.asia) – A 26 year old British rugby player , who was touring Sri Lanka with his team, died after suffering severe breathing problems on Monday, the police said. A police spokesperson told newsin.asia

A second British rugby player has died in Sri Lanka after being taken to hospital with breathing difficulties, police have said.

Thomas Baty (L) and Thomas Howard died in hospital after suffering breathing difficulties. Pic: Durham City RFC © Other Thomas Baty (L) and Thomas Howard died in hospital after suffering breathing difficulties. Pic: Durham City RFC

A second British rugby player has died in Sri Lanka after being taken to hospital with breathing difficulties, police have said.

Tom Baty, 26, died in hospital in Colombo while on tour with amateur team Clems Pirates, part of Durham City RFC.

On Sunday his team-mate Thomas Howard, 25, who was also taken to hospital with breathing difficulties, died soon after the pair were admitted.

The club said in a statement on its website: "It is with great sadness that the club can now confirm that Tom Baty, 26, from Durham City has died this afternoon following his admission to hospital on Sunday, 13 May.

"The club requests that the Howard and Baty families' right to privacy is respected and upheld at this most difficult time. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Baty family."

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