Iranian footballer Hassanzadeh dies in coma

May 15, 2006
TABRIZ, East Azarbaijan Prov. (IRNA) -- Reza Hassanzadeh, a player of Tractor Sazi of this northwestern capital, died at the age of 33 in the southern city of Bushehr after sinking into coma 10 days ago.

Former Machine Sazi, Abu Moslem, and Sepahan player fell into coma after a brain hemorrhage he sustained in an accident on Assaluyeh-Bushehr Road.

Hassanzadeh and his teammates were traveling to the port city of Bushehr to play Iran Javan in a First Division League match.

The body of Hassanzadeh is flown to Tabriz this morning, when his funeral is held.

He was survived by his wife and a four-year-old daughter, Gol Yas.