Leicester City owner feared dead after helicopter crash

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Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared dead after his helicopter crashed near the King Power Stadium last night following Leicester City’s 1-1 draw against West Ham. According to reports, there were five occupants inside the helicopter. Even though none of the occupants have been identified, it is believed that Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter.

A statement from the Leicester Police read, “Emergency services are currently at the King Power Stadium where an aircraft came down in a car park behind the ground. Enquiries to establish the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing.”

A tweet from NHS Trust, an East Midlands Ambulance Service read, “We received a call at 8.38pm this evening to reports of a helicopter crash near King Power Stadium. We sent a doctor, two paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team, with the first resource arriving within two minutes of the call.

We are currently working with our colleagues in Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service at the scene. We advise members of the public to stay away from the area while we deal with this incident.”

Srivaddhanaprabha who has a net worth of nearly $5 billion, became the owner of Leicester City in 2010. He is also the owner of Belgium second-tier club OH Leuven, buying it in 2017.

 

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