Indian worker dies at Qatar's football World Cup site

May 02, 2016, 07:41 IST | AFP

Doha: An Indian steelworker taken ill at a Qatar World Cup site has died, organisers of the 2022 tournament announced in a statement on Saturday.

Jaleshwar Prasad, 48, died of a cardiac arrest after falling ill at the Al Bayt stadium on Wednesday morning, said the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body responsible for organising the Qatar World Cup.

He was taken to hospital but died some two hours later. "Mr Prasad fell ill on-site around 9:30 am on Wednesday 27 April," read the committee’s statement.

"He received first-aid treatment until paramedics arrived. He was transferred to Al Khor Hospital but sadly passed away around 11:30 am. "Al Khor Hospital reported the cause of death as a cardiac arrest." Full investigation was under way. It added that Prasad’s family had been informed and offered "all necessary support".

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