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60-year-old Indian woman volunteer killed in road accident

Written by: Staff
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Doha, Dec 4 (UNI) A 60-year-old Indian woman volunteer at the Asian Games died after being hit by a car while crossing the road outside Doha's Hamad Hospital late last night.

The volunteer, Jagadamma Thampi, a native of Changansseri, Kerala, was volunteering in the IT department at the Aspire sports dome.

Thampi was a nurse at the Hamad Hospital and had been living here for the last nine years and had lost her husband last year.

''She was crossing the road near Hamad Hospital. We are so sorry about it,'' Ahmed Abdulla Al Khulaifi, Deputy Director General, Doha Asian Games Organising Committee (DAGOC) said.

Thampi's body was in the process of being transported to India and DAGOC would cover all costs to make necessary arrangements.

One minute's silence was observed at Aspira today to mourn Thampi's death.

Speaking on the safety on roads during the Asian Games, Abdullah Al Baker of the Games Security Task Force (GSTF) said, ''We are working jointly with different ministries, Internal Security Forces and Hamad emergency operations to make the roads safe for both pedestrians and drivers during the Asian Games.'' UNI HSB AY PDS RS1901

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