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Tuesday, 28 August 2012 - 18:30
Referee died after he was hit in the neck by the throw at event in Dusseldorf
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AN ATHLETICS judge in Germany has been killed after being hit by a javelin in a freak accident at an event in Germany.

The 74-year-old man, named as Dieter Strack, was adjudicating at a youth athletics meet in Dusseldorf when the incident happened.

According to reports he had "gone to measure the throw of a previous athlete when the javelin from the next contestant hit him in the throat and exited out of his neck".

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