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Recent news items...
« on: 21 December 2010, 06:53:39 PM »
Recent news items of interest

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20101220-253610.html

S'porean dies in HK while playing paintball
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
my paper
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.

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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.

http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC101220-0000144/Singaporean-dies-in-Hong-Kong-outdoor-war-game

Singaporean dies in Hong Kong outdoor war game
05:55 AM Dec 20, 2010
SINGAPORE - A retired Singaporean businessman died from a suspected heart attack while participating in an outdoor war game last Saturday in Hong Kong's Yuen Long district.

According to Hong Kong media reports, Mr Derek Tam, 51, had arrived in Hong Kong with his niece and several friends last Friday.

Mr Tam had put on his camouflage gear and protective mask and was holding his air gun. He then proceeded to the game arena and was walking for about five minutes when he collapsed suddenly.

He was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead after doctors failed to resuscitate him.

Mr Tam was believed to have no previous medical history but was suffering from high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

He was reported to have succumbed to the cold temperature, which was around 10 C at the time of the incident. Media reports identified Mr Tam as a former director at Sentosa Development Corporation.


(Admin Note: Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased.)

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« Reply #1 on: 03 January 2011, 11:08:15 AM »
Err..i think this was a mistake.
Its not paintball, its airsoft
and he died because of hypothermia and heart attack.
no relation to PB.
please delete post.
non -relevant
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« Reply #2 on: 04 January 2011, 12:13:38 AM »
Yes we know it was airsoft and we also know it had nothing to do with injuries caused from paintball or airsoft... the item was posted to show misleading media headlines just to make a story 'news worthy'. With no disrespect to the family, if someone had died in a similar fashion before entering Disneyland in Hong Kong do you think it would have made the news?

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« Reply #3 on: 04 January 2011, 08:58:26 AM »
yeah , best to clarify with this christina Ng...
well.............anyway..................lets move on
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