Football fan dies in Belgium after fall during jubilation

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Football fan dies in Belgium
Brussels, June 19: A football fan, 41, died of his injuries Wednesday morning after a "violent" fall in Brussels during the jubilation after a victory of the Red Devils in the 2014 World Cup, police said.

The man fell Tuesday night from a lion statue in front of the building Bourse of downtown Brussels while celebrating a victory of Belgium over Algeria in the first match in Group H of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Xinhua quoted witnesses as saying.

The Moroccan national was in a "very critical" case after he fell to the ground and bumped his shoulder and head. He was quickly hospitalised.


Story first published: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4:48 [IST]
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