D Venkatesh RIP
A local football player in Bangalore died on the pitch during a tournament on Wednesday due to lack of medical attention.
Venkatesh, a first division player for a local club, Bangalore Mars, collapsed while warming up in the practice area during a match against SW Railway at the Bangalore Football Stadium.
No ambulance was present at the stadium. Venkatesh's teammates hired an auto rickshaw and took him to Hosmat Hospital. However, he was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.
Venkatesh, 28, was a resident of Gautampura in east Bangalore.
The cause of death would be ascertained after the post-mortem report is out, although initial diagnosis suggests cardiac arrest as the cause of death.
Ambulances are usually not present during matches at this level.