Bogota Mayor: 8 killed, 150 Injured following Colombia World Cup victory

Posted on Jun 29 2014 - 10:35pm by Rico
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Colombian fans celebrate during the fan fest in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on June 28, 2014 as they watch the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 second round match between Colombia and Uruguay in a big screen. — PHOTO: AFP

COLOMBIA NEWS – Eight people have been killed in violence in Bogota that took place while Colombia was celebrating Saturday’s victory over Uruguay and a ticket to the World Cup soccer quarter finals, the capital’s mayor said Sunday.

Mayor announced the fatalities on his Twitter account, saying it was “very bad” sporting celebrations result in deaths.

Colombia’s police, which reported on the general public security during Saturday’s highly-antipicated game, said no deaths had been reported but that some 34 Colombians had gotten injured in soccer-related violence.

 

According to Petro, 150 were injured in Bogota alone.