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BREAKING NEWS: Michael Ballack’s son Emilio, 18, ‘is killed in an early-morning quad bike crash

Emilio Ballack, the teenage son of former Germany and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, has died after being crushed by a quad-bike near the family’s holiday home in Portugal, according to reports.

The 18-year-old was involved in the accident in the early hours of Thursday morning, where firefighters tried to rescue Emilio near the Villas do Mar estate. 

According to Portuguese TV channel TVI24, the tragedy happened in Troia, a peninsular off the coast of Setubal just south of Lisbon, close to the house of Ballack, who retired as a professional footballer in 2012.

The quad-bike was designed to be used on public roads.

Emilio recently posted pictures of his time in Portugal at the weekend, showing pictures of his time at the beach with his family.

The teenager had been spending time at Sublime Beach Club in Alentejo, just days before he passed away. 

Details of his accident have not yet been disclosed. 

Emilio Ballack (left), son of former Chelsea footballer Michael Ballack (right), has died
Emilio, 18, pictured taking a selfie just six days before Thursday's accident in Portugal
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