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Woman jumps to her death in China after World Cup argument with boyfriend

22-year-old was reportedly angry her boyfriend wanted to leave their flat and watch the late-night games

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 June, 2014, 3:28pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 June, 2014, 5:10pm
 

A Chinese woman jumped to her death after quarrelling with her boyfriend about the World Cup – one in a string of reports about tragedies befalling the mainland’s soccer fans.

The 22-year-old woman leaped from the nine-storey building at around 3.30am yesterday after arguing with her boyfriend, who had just come home from watching a game, the Dalian Wanbao, a Liaoning province newspaper, reported.

They had quarrelled earlier that evening about him wanting to go out. When he left the apartment, she grew more upset when she was unable to reach him by phone despite repeated calls.

It was unclear if the boyfriend saw her jump. She was rushed to hospital and pronounced dead due to severe injuries.

On the same day in Chongqing, a woman who stayed up late watching the World Cup games four nights in a row suffered a miscarriage while celebrating a goal for Germany.

The 26-year-old from Nanan district, who works as an administrator and has been an avid Germany supporter for more than 10 years, had watched the Germany vs Portugal game anxiously while eating soda and crisps, according to the Chongqing Wangbao.

She screamed “hat trick!” and jumped up and down on the couch when Thomas Mueller scored in the 79th minute, leading to the German side’s 4-0 thrashing of Portugal.

But then she felt a sharp pain in her lower abdomen and saw blood dripping down her legs. She was rushed to hospital at around 2am yesterday where it was pronounced a miscarriage.

In Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, a man slipped into a coma after staying up too late for the games, which are broadcast live from Brazil from midnight to early morning in China.

Doctors said the 45-year-old from the Wuchang district, rushed to hospital at 4pm on Monday, had suffered severe brain haemorrhage after the all-nighters, according to the Changjiang Daily.

The man reportedly fell unconscious and foamed at the mouth during a driving lesson. After seven hours of surgery, the man survived but a long rehabilitation awaits him.

Meanwhile, in Suzhou, a 25-year-old man was found dead in his room, with the World Cup playing on his computer, on Monday, the daily reported.

And last Friday, two friends enjoying spicy food and beer while animatedly discussing the World Cup suddenly came down with acute gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and had to be sent to hospital.

Hundreds of millions of Chinese fans tune into the World Cup, held every four years. However, this year's championship schedule has been a pain for fans – especially those who have to work in the morning – as the matches happen several time zones away.

The Chinese national team, founded in 1924, has only qualified for the World Cup once, in 2002 – considered one of the nation’s greatest achievements.

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zhelu1985@live.com
The commitment to sports teams is something I can never understand.
It's an entirely meaningless, inconsequential GAME. And China isn't even in the competition this time.
Paradox314
I don't get it either. When I was younger I dismissed it as meaningless - another kind of opiate for the masses. So much wasted energy and brainpower. But who am I to judge? - a lot of people I respect highly are very into it. It must satisfy a need to cheer - a kind of sympathethic participation in an epic struggle - fighting for one's tribe. But I do think it would be more advantageous to put all of this energy into supporting more local teams - real members of ones own community. At least then it would serve to cement genuine social bonds with people one enjoys relationship with. Dyed-in-the-wool sports fans will surely think I live too much in my head or just that I'm some kinda freak - and quickly dislike this post! Oh well!!
sipsip1238
RIP to the silly girl who killed herself...but what do you think killing yourself achieves? If he was going to watch the matches when you protest constantly, what do you think he'll do when you're gone?
giggsy72
Hahahahaha, World Cup to blame for idiots dying or getting sick!! Seriously?!?! Could we maybe look at what these twits had ingested to stay up for four days straight? Too much Red Bull or caffeine or perhaps other stimulants. Though clearly it's the fault of the World Cup! The funniest one is the two blokes with food poisoning. The World Cup is to blame because they were "animatedly discussing" it. The World Cup is on, that's true, but life goes on and life is not always directly linked to the World Cup. Sometimes, stuff just happens, deal with it. My god, this is some of the most appalling journalism I have ever seen. I blame the World Cup!!
On a side note, what is it with mainlanders jumping out windows or off upper levels of shopping malls, to prove a point to their boyfriends/girlfriends? If someone knows the answer, I'd be very eager to hear it.
huncho
Nowhere in this article is the World Cup blamed for the deaths/injuries suffered, only the facts. Perhaps you'd like to get some sleep and read the article again?
Tbh jumping out of tall buildings is universal to all people, not just the mainlanders. Doing stupid things to prove a point is a sad trait of the human race, I'm afraid.
giggsy72
So, even after reading the article, you've completely missed the link this journo is trying to make between the World Cup and all these incidents? I'll recap ....
"A Chinese woman jumped to her death after quarrelling with her boyfriend about the World Cup"
"On the same day in Chongqing, a woman who stayed up late watching the World Cup games four nights in a row suffered a miscarriage"
"In Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, a man slipped into a coma after staying up too late for the games"
"Meanwhile, in Suzhou, a 25-year-old man was found dead in his room, with the World Cup playing on his computer"
"And last Friday, two friends enjoying spicy food and beer while animatedly discussing the World Cup suddenly came down with acute gastroenteritis "
NewspaperBear
Tbh, they're just reporting what each of these people had done that was in common, that they were watching/discussing about the World Cup. There is no hint of any condescending tone or anything that blatantly or latently blamed the World Cup for the cause of these deaths.
You seemed to miss this sentence here: "one in a string of reports about tragedies befalling the mainland’s soccer fans."
Take notice of the words: "String of reports" that was used.
giggsy72
You seem to have missed the reference to "mainland's soccer fans".
Take notice of the words you quoted.
There is a clear effort by the writer to link these incidents to the World Cup. Two friends suddenly develop acute gastro-enteritus while animatedly discussing the World Cup?? Give me a break. It's a page filler granted, but it's a completely rubbish page filler.
 
 
 
 
 

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