Something more than slightly dodgy about this

A second amateur rugby player has died after being admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties during a tour of Sri Lanka, a Durham rugby club has confirmed.

Thomas Howard and Tom Baty, both 26, fell ill on Sunday morning having been to a nightclub until the early hours.

Both were taken to hospital, but Mr Howard died on Sunday and after being treated by medics for two days, Mr Baty has now passed away.

One fit young man falling over dead happens sometimes. Two? Together?

12 comments on “Something more than slightly dodgy about this

  1. Bad cocaine? Legionnaire’s disease? A crazed stalker?

    Remember Shaken Baby syndrome. It is odd. Let’s hope it is properly investigated.

  2. Piss poor third world medical standards?

    But then you can get that here without having to go all that way for your Appointment in Samarra.

  3. Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. Or simply unsanitary conditions. The state of the loos in an average British nightclub is bad enough; I hate to think what they’re like in a place described online as “one of Colombo’s seediest underground clubs”.

  4. It is a rugby club so there was probably something on their suspenders or perhaps the satsuma.

  5. As the old saying has it, ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it is enemy action.

  6. It is a rugby club so there was probably something on their suspenders or perhaps the satsuma.

    Too wimpy for the 1st XV were we, SMFS?

  7. MC – “Too wimpy for the 1st XV were we, SMFS?”

    After all these years it still burns. But I am not bitter.

  8. Slightly off topic but the Telegraph are hell bent on making their site as impossible to read as possible. Page jumping up and down, adverts popping up, down, up again. Fuck off.

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