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Student dies after fainting on basketball court

A Sanda University student died in hospital yesterday after he suddenly collapsed in a basketball class, the school announced today.

The sophomore surnamed Tang fell down without being struck and was sent to a hospital 20 minutes later. However, he died despite emergency treatment.

Sanda didn't specify the cause of Tang's death.

On November 27, a Shanghai Donghua University student died after he collapsed at the finish line of a 1,000-meter running test. On the same day, a 25-year-old marathon runner in Guangzhou, Ding Xiqiao, died after days of rescue efforts.

Ding was the second Guangzhou Marathon runner to die of cardiogenic shock. The first, a 19-year-old student, died hours after completing the race held on November 18.


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