Published: 2017-07-12 18:07
Last Updated: 2017-07-12 18:17
Emirati Paralympic Athlete Abdallah Hayayi (36 years) died after a metal pole fell on him during training in preparation for the World Para Athletics Championships. The event, in which people with disabilities compete in Olympic-style games, is set to kick off in London next Friday.
London Met Police said in a statement that London police and air ambulances were brought onto the scene Tuesday night after it was reported that a man was gravely injured in Newham.
Hayayi was preparing to participate in the weight-, frisbee-, and javelin-throwing portions of the Championships. in He was pronounced dead on the scene.