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International goalkeeper Destin Onka Malonga dies in canoeing accident

Congolese international and 5th division side Ales goalkeeper Destin Onka Malonga has tragically lost his life in a canoeing accident.

The canoeing trip was a pre-season activity set by his club in preparation for the new season.

The 28 year old plunged eight metres onto a rock, landed badly and sank straight to the bottom.

The emergency services were unable to resuscitate him, police said, which confirms a claim from earlier today by Midi Libre.

The player was away with his teammates for the weekend as a pre-season exercise.

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