Two die in France as joy turns to chaos after World Cup win

16 Jul 2018
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Two football fans have reportedly died during celebrations in France after the country won the 2018 FIFA World Cup by beating Croatia 4-2 in the final on Sunday.

Some of the worst scenes were in central Paris, where celebrations turned into widespread rioting, looting and ugly clashes with police.

In the city of Aneccy, a 50-year-old fan broke his neck after jumping into a canal while in Saint-Felix, another fan in his thirties died after his car crashed into a tree.

According to reports, fans clashed with the police, leading them to shut down all public transport links in the city.


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