Wushu Taolu junior athlete found dead

September 30, 2018

AN 11-year-old junior athlete was found dead Saturday at the Rizal Memorial in Malate, Manila.

The victim was identified as Rastafari Daraliay, of Blk. 7, Lot 7, Happy Homes Phase 2, Tandang Sora, Quezon City. He was said to be a member of the Philippine Wushu Taolu Junior Athletes.

Witness Johnsenth Gajo, 16, a fellow junior athlete, told police that he was asleep at Room 8 of the Philippine Center for Sports Medicine Building at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on P. Ocampo St., Malate, when he was awakened by a thud at around 3 a.m.

Upon checking, he saw the victim sprawled on the floor. Initial investigation showed that the victim apparently fell from the upper deck of the bed while sleeping.

Police said the victim’s mouth was frothing while being brought to the hospital where he later died.

Police said all of the victim’s fellow athletes will be investigated over the incident.