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German coach suffers life-threatening injury in taxi crash

August 13, 2016 01:17 IST

Germany's canoe slalom coach Stefan Henze is fighting for his life after sustaining serious head injuries in a car crash earlier on Friday, the German Olympic team (DOSB) said.

Henze was seriously injured while returning with a taxi to the Olympic village and has undergone emergency surgery, the team said.

"According to the doctors his head injuries are life-threatening," the DOSB said in a statement.

The DOSB previously said the crash took place in the Barra region of Rio de Janeiro, and said a fellow team mate suffered lighter injuries in the crash.

Security and traffic have been a main concern for teams at the Rio Games while several official Olympic buses have been involved in traffic accidents.

Earlier this morning a bus carrying journalists to one of the Olympic venues scraped another bus. No one was hurt in that incident.

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