Footballer Dies After Being Electrocuted During Match

A taxi driver has died after he was electrocuted during a seven-a-side football game with friends.footballerAlbert Xhediku, 34, is understood to have suffered a fatal shock as he scaled a metal fence around the pitch to retrieve a ball. Paramedics attended the council-owned leisure centre and rushed him to hospital – where he was tragically pronounced dead.

The company which runs the centre is now carrying out an urgent investigation into the incident alongside police.

One of the players described the moment he died, saying: “I was up here playing with him. We were just having a kick-about and having a bit of fun. When it happened we all knew immediately, it was very scary. He will be missed, he was a very good friend. He was one of the best friends you could ask for.”

January 19th, 2016 by