- Kaio Felipe Santos Silva professionally played for three clubs prior to his death
- According to reports, a kite he was flying came in contact with power cables, electrocuting him
- His death was confirmed by his club Independente
The football world was on Wednesday, April 29, plunged into mourning after promising young football player Kaio Felipe Santos Silva tragically passed away in a freak accident.
According to several reports, Kaio Felipe died after a kite he was flying came in contact with live electricity wires, electrocuting him in the process.
The late 21-year-old Brazilian played his football for Independente, a popular football club in the heart of Brazil’s most populated city.
It was gathered that Kaio hit the electric cable while flying a kite in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and died instantly in the current.
Kaio Felipe Santos Silva previously played for Inter Milan's U20 team before making the move to Independente in Brazil.
Independente were among the first parties to pass their condolences through their official social media.
"With a feeling of regret Independente Football Club report the death of our player Kaio Felipe,” a message from the club’s social media said.
Primarily a left back, Kaio Felipe began his football with club Inter de Limeira before moving to Centro Sportivo Paraibano.
For Independente, he scored six goals in 22 appearances despite his defensive playing position.
Independente fans flocked social media with condolence messages as others expressed disbelief at Kaio’s passing.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that renowned Somali basketball player and activist Engineer Bana Ali has passed away.
Ali died in London where he was receiving treatment before eventually succumbing to complications from the coronavirus.
Reports indicate Bali had been hospitalized for several weeks due to the coronavirus prior to his death.
He was one of the most respected leaders in the Somali community particularly in the UK and in the days leading up to his demise, he led tributes online of fellow Somalis who succumbed to the virus.
Ali was only in his late 40s before his death and was a role model to most people in Somali.
He served the Somali Basketball Federation as a senior member and was a committee member of FIBA Africa.
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