A guard at the Lusail stadium of the World Cup in Qatar died on Tuesday after a serious fall while on duty, tournament organizers the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy said Wednesday.
The statement states that John Njau Kibue fell on December 10. It added that medical teams were immediately on the scene and provided emergency treatment before he was transferred by ambulance to the intensive care unit of Hamad Medical Hospital.
CNN reported that he was from Kenya and was 24 years old.
“We regret to announce that, despite the best efforts of the medical team, he sadly passed away in hospital on Tuesday, December 13, after spending three days in intensive care,” the statement said.
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“His next of kin have been informed. We extend our sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends at this difficult time.”
The organizers said they are “urgently” investigating the circumstances leading up to the fall and would provide further information pending the outcome of the investigation.
“We will also ensure that his family receives all outstanding contributions and amounts due,” the statement added.
Last week, Qatar launched a work safety investigation into the death of a Filipino following reports that the man died while working at a training site during the World Cup. Journalists Khalid al-Misslam, Roger Pearce and Grant Wahl have also died while covering the World Cup, the first to be held in the Middle East.
The World Cup final will take place at Lusail Stadium on Sunday, with Argentina meeting the winners of the semi-final between France and Morocco later on Wednesday.