World Cup fan dies in tragic fall
A WORLD Cup football fan died after falling from the window of an apartment in Moscow, according to reports in Russia.
The teenager fell from a sixth-floor window before crushing fans on the ground. Two have been injured and are being treated in hospital, The Sun reports.
The incident took place shortly after the Argentina 1-1 draw with Iceland.
It is thought that the victim was below the age of 18. However, his nationality has not been confirmed.
It comes after Kyrgyzstan-born Anarbek Uulu, 28, ploughed into pedestrians near Moscowâ€™s Red Square last night after claiming he accidentally slammed down on the accelerator.
Video footage showed the yellow Hyundai taxi pull sharply out of a line of stationery traffic, accelerate and mount the narrow pavement, which was packed with World Cup fans.
The vehicle drove for about 10 metres along the pavement, bowling over pedestrians, with some of them being carried along on the bonnet of the car.
The taxi came to a partial halt after hitting a traffic sign. The driver then ran away from the car, but was tackled by bystanders.
He told police he fled because he thought the people chasing after him were going to attack him.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.