A twelfth grader from Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam died while taking part in a 200-meter run organized by his school last weekend, authorities confirmed on Sunday.
The deceased student is L.A.T., who studied in class 12A1 at Phu Cat 3 High School in Cat Hung Commune, Phu Cat District, according to Dao Duc Tuan, director of the provincial Department of Education and Training.
T. was a member of the school’s team for students who have talent for running.
On November 27, Phu Cat 3 High School organized a 200-meter run to prepare for the upcoming province-level sports competition.
T. was running when he suddenly fainted.
The school's medical staff gave the student first aid before taking him to the commune’s medical station.
T. was given oxygen before being transferred to Binh Dinh General Hospital for emergency treatment, but he did not make it.
The local forensic agency and procuracy requested an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
However, the family believed that T. had died from a stroke and requested that no autopsy be carried out.
T.’s body was then taken home for funeral rites.
“Through external examinations, doctors concluded that T. was not affected by external forces during the run,” Tuan elaborated, adding that he did not collide with any other student.