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S'porean dies in HK while playing paintball
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
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BY CHRISTINA NG

A SINGAPORE businessman died while playing a game of paintball with relatives in Hong Kong last Saturday afternoon.

Mr Derek Tham (top), who was
there with his niece (above), could
not be revived.

Chinese evening newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported that Mr Tan Xiang Yi, 51, collapsed after suffering a heart attack even before he could fire his first shot in the outdoor game of simulated warfare in the Yuen Long district.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lianhe Wanbao reported that Mr Tan had been in chilly 10 deg C weather when he collapsed. He was believed to have suffered from high blood pressure.

He was said to have lived in a four-room flat in Simei and had a career history in the telecommunications industry. He had been visiting his relatives in Hong Kong since last Friday night.

ncherhui@sph.com.sg

 

 

 

 
 
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