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Woman dies in World Cup celebrations

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Monday, June 30, 2014

BOGOTA - A 25-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a stray bullet fired in celebration of Colombia's World Cup win over Uruguay.

Authorities said after Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 to set up a World Cup quarter-final against hosts Brazil, someone celebrated by firing into the air, which killed the young woman and injured another person in Bosa, in the south of Bogota.

"We have to be more cautious," acting Bogota mayor Ricardo Bonilla told reporters, still wearing his yellow jersey.

Taking to Twitter, police chief Rodolfo Palominos agreed: "Let's not have the joy of this victory turn into tears. Let's celebrate with caution."

When Colombia beat Greece in the earlier round, celebrations left nine people dead. The deaths occurred despite Colombia's ban on alcohol sales and increased policing during the matches.

Meanwhile a 69-year-old Brazilian fan has died of heart failure while watching his country's World Cup penalty shootout win over Chile.

The man was watching the tense encounter, which Brazil won on spot kicks after the sides were locked 1-1 after extra time, in a nearby bar when he complained of feeling unwell.

The fan, who was diabetic, died shortly after being taken to hospital, web news portal G1 and the website of Estado de Minas newspaper reported.

The paper added local health officials had to treat some 100 people during the game, including a 50-year-old woman for a heart problem during the penalties and a young man whose nose was fractured in a fight.








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