Silat exponent dies after getting kicked in Seremban tournament

PETALING JAYA: A 21-year-old silat exponent from Terengganu, Wan Muhammad Haikal Wan Hussin died after he was kicked by his opponent during a bout in a tournament in Seremban.

Wan Muhammad, who was participating in a silat competition at the Coral Height Park Community Hall in Seremban on Saturday (March 2) afternoon, collapsed and fell unconscious after he got kicked, reported Sinar Harian.

The portal said that Wan Muhammad was later confirmed dead at 1.20am on Sunday (March 3) at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban.

National Silat Federation (Pesaka) secretary-general Bibi Aishah Golbal Shah told Bernama that tournament staff and medical personnel provide first aid and breathing assistance until an ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital for further treatment.

Bibi Aishah said that the hospital informed the team that Wan Muhammad died at 1.20am Sunday and his remains were taken to Kampung Alur Selising, Jertih, Terengganu for burial on Sunday morning.

She said that the tournament, which was scheduled from Friday (March 1) to Sunday, was to select exponents from 12 states to take part in Sukma (Malaysian Games).

"We have cancelled all the bouts on Sunday," she said.

Wan Muhammad Haijal's eldest sister, Wan Nor Haslinda, said that the family was informed of the incident at about 5.30pm.

"The coach contacted my father to inform him that Wan Muhammad had to be rushed to the hospital," she said.

She said that Wan Muhammad was the fourth of five siblings.

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