Violeta Mitul dead aged 26: International star passes away after tragic hiking accident with team-mates | The Sun

THE WORLD of football is in mourning after it was announced International star Violeta Mitul has died.

Mitul, 26, was a star for the Moldovan Women's team.

The defender had been capped 40 times by her country.

But the opportunity to add to her tally has been taken away following a tragic hiking accident.

Mitul was on a mountain hike with Einherji Vopnafjörður club-mates when the incident occurred on September 4.

A statement from the club said: "With deep sadness in our hearts we announce the sudden death of our player, team-mate and friend, Violeta Mițul, who died in an accident on the night of September 4, at only 26 years old.


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"The community of Vopnafjörður is saddened."

The statement continued: "Violeta was kind, energetic and smiling. She was a solid member of the team and an exemplary footballer.

"Her death is a great shock to us all and the void she leaves behind is great. Our thoughts are with her team-mates and coaches."

According to Iceland publication Visir, police in East Iceland received a report yesterday that a woman had fallen from the cliffs at the marina on Vopnafjörður.

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Mitul was announced dead when paramedics arrived at the scene.

She has played all across Europe throughout her career.

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