Press Statement - October 19, 2009
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Muhamad Nasri Kasbri.
Muhamad Nasri was a resident at a shelter for the homeless run by New Hope Community Services.
On Sunday, 18 October 2009, Muhamad Nasri took part in a friendly match at the official launch of Team Hope, New Hope's football team for homeless people.The event was held at Woodlands Sports Stadium. During the second half of the match, Muhamad Nasri, who was playing goalkeeper, suddenly collapsed on the pitch at 12.10pm. He received immediate resuscitative treatment from several trained medics who was standing by.
An ambulance arrived at 12.25pm and he was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for further treatment.
Muhamad Nasri was pronounced dead at 1.22pm. The cause of the death was identified as cardiorespiratory failure. He was 25 years old.
New Hope Community Services continues to support Muhamad Nasri's family through this period of bereavement. Our thoughts are with his wife and children who have requested for privacy during this difficult time.