Although sports can be very enjoyable, there’s always a risk of serious injuries or even possible death. Even though there’s always a medic on standby and the organisers making sure that the venue and equipment are safe, it’s still actually pretty scary to think that these athletes can just die while they’re competing in tournaments.
Thai national Muay Thai boxer Kittichai Chaengkha recently participated in a tournament in Johor last week but unfortunately, the combat sports athlete gave his final performance after he was pronounced dead yesterday morning (Sunday, 14th August). Here’s what happened (warning, the videos may be disturbing):
Twitter page @MALAYSIAMOSTVIRALL posted a video yesterday (14th August) that’s currently going viral. The disturbing video shows a Muay Thai boxer from Thailand who fell unconscious after being punched by a Malaysian contestant during the Ambang Merdeka Muay Thai Championship that was held on Friday (12th August) in Kelantan. According to the video caption, the boxer passed away after the match.
A netizen replied to the tweet with a second video showing the exact moment the young athlete was knocked out (as seen above). Unaware of what happened, we can see the audience cheering for the Malaysian boxer who managed to defeat his opponent. It was reported that the Thai boxer was immediately sent to the hospital shortly after.
After both videos went viral, netizens were shocked to see the tragic incident with many wondering if the unfortunate incident counts as an accidental murder case. Based on reports, the unfortunate incident is not considered as involuntary manslaughter as there were no unlawful acts performed that could’ve resulted in Kittichai’s death.
It’s been reported that the unfortunate fatal punch caused the 28-year-old to die from brain haemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by an artery in the brain bursting. Kelantan acting police chief Zaki Harun said that the event was held legally with a permit and classified the case as sudden death.
Kittichai Chaengkha was only 28 years old, married with a son who is 1 year and 8 months old. Rest in peace.