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Eight die in Colombia WC celebrations

Efe
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

BOGOTA - Eight people have died in Bogota during celebrations of Colombia's 2-0 World Cup victory over Uruguay, Mayor Gustavo Petro says.

"The result of the celebration in Bogota of (the) match is very bad ... Eight people died in hospitals," Petro said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.

On Sunday a 25-year-old woman was hit and killed by a stray bullet in Bosa, a residential section of Bogota, but details on the other fatalities were unavailable.

After the deaths of nine people in Bogota following Colombia's first World Cup game, a 3-0 win over Greece on June 14, local authorities implemented a series of measures to try and avoid violent acts.

The measures, including a "dry law" prohibiting the purchase, sale and consumption of alcohol, were successful after Colombia's second and third group matches when no fatalities were reported.

Colombia's win against Uruguay put them through to quarter-finals where they will face hosts Brazil in Fortaleza on Thursday.








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