Nine deaths in China blamed on Cup

An American website has reported that nine Chinese fans have died while watching World Cup matches with experts citing fatigue and extreme emotions for the high death toll.

    The US based blog –Worldcupdeathwatch – was cited as it kept a tally of World Cup deaths from various countries using media reports.

    The death count for China is the highest from any single nation, despite the fact it is not competing in Germany.

    On Tuesday, its tally stood at 50 deaths.

    Apart from fatigue, which was blamed on the time difference between Germany and China, excessive drinking, and high temperature were also contributing factors.

    A female fan was reported to have jumped 17 floors to her death after arguing with her boyfriend about a match on June 15.

    On June 25 another Chinese man plunged to his death from a hotel in Baoji City after the Netherlands lost to Portugal.

    SOURCE: AFP


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