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German police: Javelin thrown by 15-year-old kills track official

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BERLIN (AP) -- A German sports official died Monday a day after being struck in the throat by a javelin.

The 74-year-old man was officiating at a youth meet in the western city of Duesseldorf when the incident happened late Sunday, police spokesman Andre Hartwig said.

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He was immediately taken to hospital but died of injuries early Monday, Hartwig said.

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