Two young rugby players from Durham die after visiting Sri Lankan nightclub

The rugby players were said to be enjoying a night out in the capital Colombo

Howard's death was confirmed in a club statement issued on Monday.

Both were taken to hospital, but Mr Howard died on Sunday and after being treated by medics for two days, Mr Baty has now passed away.

Thomas Howard, 25, and Thomas Baty, 26, had been touring the country with Durham-based Clems Pirates RFC when they visited the club in Colombo.

A second player from a British rugby club visiting Sri Lanka died on Tuesday, two days after being admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties, police said.

The squad have played just one match out in Sri Lanka against a local club since their landing on Thursday.

A British rugby player has died and his team-mate is fighting for his life in hospital after suffering mystery breathing problems during a team trip to Sri Lanka.


Mr Howard's post mortem examination did not show any injury or illness and samples have been sent for further analysis, police said.

The club asked that the privacy of the men's families be "respected and upheld at this hard time".

"We would like to extend our honest condolences to the Baty family".

Some of the team's players went to a nightclub after playing their first match of the tour and returned to their hotel in the early hours of Sunday, according to local police. After returning from the nightclub late Saturday night, the two men told hotel staff they had trouble breathing and were taken to Colombo's Nawaloka Hospital.

The club is "in regular contact" with the tour party while the Foreign Office is assisting both men's families.

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