FIFA World Cup Fever Kills Two More Chinese

Updated: 18 June 2014 20:57 IST

A 51-year-old man suffered a heart attack after the Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1. Elsewhere, a 25-year-old man was found dead hours after the same game in the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup Fever Kills Two More Chinese
Chinese fans enjoy a match during the FIFA World Cup © AFP

Beijing: Two more Chinese men died due to lack of sleep as they spent their nights watching the FIFA World Cup, bringing the tally to three.

Chinese fans enjoy a match during the FIFA World Cup

© AFP

A 51-year-old man suffered a heart attack after the Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1. Elsewhere, a 25-year-old man was found dead hours after the same game, reports EFE.

A third man, 39, died while watching Uruguay's 1-3 loss to Costa Rica after he spent three consecutive days without sleep to watch the games. He suffered from high blood pressure and died in hospital due to a bleeding brain.

The match times in China range between midnight and 6 a.m. due to an 11-hour time difference between China and Brazil.

Topics : Football
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