A WORLD CUP security guard has died following a horror fall at the Lusail Stadium.
John Njau Kibue, a 24-year-old Kenyan worker who moved to Qatar around a year ago, suffered fatal injuries after the incident in the early hours of Saturday morning.
ReutersA security guard has died after a fall at the Lusail Stadium following Argentina’s World Cup quarter-final win over Holland[/caption]
An official statement revealed the “serious fall” occurred shortly after Argentina’s quarter-final victory over Holland.
The incident took place at the Lusail Stadium – which will play host to Sunday’s final between Argentina and the winner of France’s clash with Morocco.
Kibue was rushed to hospital and was described as being in “stable but critical condition”.
However, it has now been confirmed the young Kenyan has passed away from his injuries.
The Qatar Supreme Committee released a statement confirming the death
It read: “On Saturday 10 December, John Njau Kibue, a security guard at Lusail Stadium, suffered a serious fall while on duty.
“Stadium medical teams immediately attended the scene and provided emergency treatment before he was transferred to Hamad Medical Hospital’s intensive care unit via ambulance.
“We regret to announce that, despite the efforts of the medical team, he sadly passed away in hospital on Tuesday 13 December, after being in the intensive care unit for three days.
“His next of kin have been informed.”
The statement added: “We send our sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends during this difficult time.
“Qatar’s tournament organisers are investigating the circumstances leading to the fall as a matter of urgency and will provide further information pending the outcome of the investigation.
“We will also ensure that his family receive all outstanding dues and monies owed.”
The horror fall happened shortly after the Argentina vs Holland match in which Grant Wahl also died.
The American journalist collapsed during the game and passed away.
Wahl’s devastated brother initially claimed he believed the journalist was murdered in Qatar after being detained over wearing a rainbow T-shirt.
However, he has since claimed he “does not suspect foul play”.