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Hong Kong cabby, 59, dies after passing out while playing football with friends

Yuen Yat-kam took part in match at Wong Chuk Hang Recreation Ground soon after completing his night shift

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 December, 2017, 1:34pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 December, 2017, 1:34pm

A Hong Kong man died in hospital after passing out while playing an early morning football game in Aberdeen on Tuesday.

Yuen Yat-kam, 59, a taxi driver, joined his friends at Wong Chuk Hang Recreation Ground on Heung Yip Road soon after he finished his night shift.

He lost consciousness about an hour after the match started.

“The victim passed out in the middle of the game,” a police spokesman said.

Police and paramedics were called in following a report made by his 59-year-old teammate at 4.46am.

Yuen was taken unconscious to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai, where he was later declared dead.

Police said an initial investigation found nothing suspicious.

The spokeswoman said officers were looking into whether the victim had been suffering from any illness. An autopsy is likely to be carried out to establish the cause of death.