• Track official gets speared through the throat by a javelin at an athletics meet in Germany

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An elderly official is in a critical condition after being speared through the throat by a javelin at an athletics meet in Germany.

A 75-year-old official was in a critical condition on Sunday after being speared through the throat by a javelin at an athletics meet in Duesseldorf.

The elderly official at the city's Wilhelm Unger Games for young athletes is reported to have gone to measure a javelin throw, but was hit by the object as it landed, according to local media reports.

Paramedics revived the victim at the scene and an emergency doctor escorted him as he was taken to the city's University Hospital, where he was operated on after losing a lot of blood from his main artery. Later victim from injuries died.

 

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