FIFA World Cup: Eight Die in Colombia During Celebrations

Colombian authorities have put strict measures in place to check on violence after eight people were killed while celebrating FIFA World Cup win against Uruguay.

Updated: June 30, 2014 22:12 IST
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Representational image only: A Colombian fan celebrates her team's win against Uruguay.

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Bogota: Eight people died during the celebrations that took place here in the Colombian capital after the national team beat Uruguay to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals.

"Eight people died in hospitals" announced Bogota's mayor Gustavo Petro via Twitter, reports EFE.

Colombian authorities then decided to implement strict measures here to combat violent incidents that take place during celebration, like imposing a ban on liquor.

This was the second time during the tournament that fans lost their lives during celebrations. Some nine people died during celebrations here after Colombia's 3-0 win over Greece in the group stage.

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