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Marathoner meets tragic end of life

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Marathoner meets tragic end of life
Tuku Jamil

CHATTOGRAM: A marathoner died immediate after completing his race at a competition in the port city on Friday morning.

The deceased was identified as Gawhar Jamil Hossain alias Tuku Jamil, 35, of Patuakhali district.

Sources said an organisation ‘Team Chattogram’ organised a ‘Half Marathon’ event in the city’s Marine Drive area of Patenga in the morning.

Some 700 marathoners took part in the competition from different parts of the country, said Md Arman, a member of the organisation.

Jamil also took part in the competition with seven other participants from his district, he said.

He fell on the ground after touching the finishing line and celebrating the success.

Organisers rushed him to Navy Hospital and later shifted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where the attending doctors declared him dead, said Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Saiful Alam of Patenga Police Station.