Tragic new details in death of ITV World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim’s mum after heartbroken host was forced off air

TRAGIC details of ITV World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim’s mum’s death have been revealed.

Earlier this week, heartbroken Nadim was forced off air after hearing her 57-year-old mum Hamida had been killed in an accident.

Nadia Nadim and her mum, who died after she was hit by a diggerInstagram

ITVNadia was forced off the air after hearing her mother had died[/caption]

InstagramViewers spotted she was no longer on air after the final whistle[/caption]

Police in Denmark announced that Hamida was struck from behind by a digger, killing her immediately, as she was walking home from the gym.

Southeast Jutland Police said the accident happened near her home in the town of Uldum, around 120 miles west of the Danish capital Copenhagen.

The digger – which is a type of large excavator – was driven by a 31-year-old man from Kolding, according to Danish publication Horsens Folkeblad, who spoke to duty manager Torben Wind.

He said: “Allegedly, the driver overlooked the woman, who was walking out on the side of the road.”

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“An oncoming lorry came towards the driver, forcing him into a narrow gap, which is why the driver ended up driving into the woman.

“It is the police’s assessment that the woman lost her life immediately upon impact.”

Nadia, who was born in Afghanistan but represents Denmark’s national team, is currently in Qatar working for the broadcaster.

She was part of ITV’s panel for the coverage of Denmark’s goalless draw with Tunisia on Tuesday – but suddenly left the studio during the game because of the tragic news.


The devastated pundit described her mum as “a warrior who had fought for every inch of her life”.

“Words can not describe what I’m feeling,” she said.

“I have lost the most important person in my life and it happened so sudden and unexpected. She was only 57.

“She was a warrior who had fought for every inch of her life.

“She didn’t give me life once but twice, and everything I/ we are is because of her.

“I have lost my home and I know nothing’s gonna ever feel the same. Life is unfair and I don’t understand why her and why this way.

“I love you and I will see you again.”

Nadia added: “Her funeral is gone be soon… please come and show her the love, respect and prayers she deserves.”

Nadia was forced to flee Afghanistan in 2000 when the Taliban executed her Army general dad, Rabani.

Then aged 11, Nadia left the country with her mum and four sisters – selling all their belongings to fund the escape.

Speaking about her escape from the Taliban, Nadia previously said: “Before the war, I have very fond memories of the country, of our life, the safe environment.

“I had my mum and dad. And then I have the second part, which is the war, and after my dad was killed.

“Those memories are not nice memories, a lot of chaos, a lot of just horror.

“At the end, things were made very hard for us as a family to function and to see a future or feel safe.”

She discovered her love of football at a refugee camp in Denmark and is now on the national team.

The forward made her international debut for the country in 2009 going on to score 38 goals in 99 games.


Nadia also plays for US women’s side Racing Louisville – juggling her job as a striker with her medical studies.

The footballing heroine, who has also played for PSG and Man City, qualified as a doctor in January this year.

InstagramNadia Nadim’s mum, who died on Tuesday while Nadia was working in Qatar[/caption]

InstagramNadia was part of ITV’s panel for coverage of Denmark’s goalless draw with Tunisia in Group D[/caption]

GettyThe former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain forward has been working for ITV in Qatar[/caption]

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