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World Cup fever kills two more Chinese


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.

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.