Soccer player dies after colliding with goalkeeper
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian media reports say a soccer player in the eastern city of Jalpaiguri has died after failing to receive medical care following a collision with the opposing goalkeeper in a local match.
The Indian Express reported Tuesday that 27-year-old Mahesh Thapa died after being refused admission to three hospitals because no beds were available.
Thapa was ferried between hospitals on a motorcycle as no ambulance was available.
He was playing for Raikatpara Sports Association against Bhanu Nagar at a remote field in the city.
This is the second soccer-related death in India in four months.
A Bangalore player, D. Venkatesh, died in March after suffering cardiac arrest on the field.
No ambulance was available and Venkatesh was taken to a hospital in a three-wheel auto-rickshaw.