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Nigerian-Italian volleyball star dies in alleged hotel accident

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An 18-year-old volleyball star, Julia Ituma, has died after falling from 6th floor of a hotel window just hours after her team was eliminated from the Champions League semi-finals.

However, the Police said the death of the Nigerian Italian volleyball player is being investigated.

According to Istanbul police, Julia Ituma’s body was found in front of the hotel where her team was staying.

It said in security footage from inside the hotel, Ituma was seen talking on the phone in a hallway in the evening hours, and then sitting outside the door to her room for about an hour in a pensive and thoughtful way, before entering her room for the last time.

Her team, Igor Gorgonzola Novara was in Istanbul for a volleyball Champions League semifinal against local team Eczacıbaşı Dynavit, who have also expressed their condolences.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu