Two players die at chess tournament in Norway

A prestigious chess tournament in Norway has been overshadowed by the deaths of two players participating in the tournament.

Kurt Meier, a member of the Seychelles team, collapsed in the middle of his match against a Rwandan player during the 41st Chess Olympiad competition.

He was taken to a hospital, but died later, the tournament organizers said.

Another player, thought to be from Uzbekistan, was later found dead in his hotel room.

The police in the Norwegian town of Tromso, where the tournament took place, said it was not treating the deaths as suspicious.