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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.

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

The local athletics association for Duesseldorf and Neuss identified the man as Dieter Strack.

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