Iranian para-cyclist dies after road race crash

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Iranian para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has passed away after a serious crash during the men's C4-5 Paralympic road race in Rio.

The 48-year-old received emergency treatment at the scene of his accident and was rushed to hospital, where he was placed in intensive care.

However, he did not recover from his injuries.

"Regretfully, I.R.IRAN NPC announces that Bahman Golbarnezhad, passed away because of his accident during the competition," a statement from the Iranian National Paralympic Committee read.