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Boy, 11, dies after broken goal post strikes him on head

SK St Anthony, a primary school in Bintulu, Sarawak, where the accident occured. (Wikipedia pic)

PETALING JAYA: An 11-year-old schoolboy in Bintulu, Sarawak, has died in a freak accident after a goal post broke and part of it struck him in the head.

He was taking part in co-curricular activities with his classmates at SK St Anthony primary school when the incident occurred.

Bintulu police chief Bartholomew Umpit said the boy suffered severe injuries to the head from a piece of the goal post, which is believed to have broken during the co-curricular activity, Bernama reported.

He was pronounced dead at Bintulu hospital.

Those with more information on this case may contact investigating officer Ahmad Amir Youb Bahari at 013-5653756 or the Bintulu police operations room at 086-318304.