TANGERANG: A public minivan driver was found dead after eating instant noodles in an athlete's dormitory room at Tangerang's Banten soccer stadium Tuesday.
The victim, identified as Sumarno or Gepeng, 29, was found unconscious in his room by Dewi Anggraeni, a wushu martial artist living next door, at about 2 p.m.
Dewi then shouted for help. Athletes staying at the dormitory gathered to see what was happening.
"The victim's stomach cramped up solid and he started vomiting instant noodles," Dewi said.
The athletes immediately took the ill man to Tangerang General Hospital, but he died before arriving at the emergency ward.
Meti, a vendor near the sports stadium, said Sumarno had bought a pack of instant noodles from her at about 1 p.m.