Sac State student dies after collapsing during late-night basketball game

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 - 6:26 pm

A 23-year-old student at California State University, Sacramento, died early Tuesday, shortly after he collapsed while playing basketball in a campus gymnasium.

University officials announced that the student, identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Mitul Bhakta, was playing basketball in the gym at the campus Wellness Center shortly before midnight Monday when he suddenly collapsed. Resuscitation efforts were initiated and continued until Bhakta was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday.

The cause of death has not been determined.


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