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3 Chinese fans die watching FIFA World Cup due to high blood pressure

June 18, 2014, 11:12 UTC+3 BEIJING
The heart of one of the victims failed during the 5-1 game between the Netherlands and Spain
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BEIJING, June 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Three Chinese football fans who were watching FIFA World Cup matches on television died of insomnia and too high blood pressure, according to local media reports.

Shanghai resident Zhou, 39, died on Sunday spending three nights in a row watching TV without sleeping. Then, a 25-year-old resident of the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, was found dead near the TV set. Physicians found that he died of lack of sleep.

The last victim of World Cup’s worries became Li Mingqian, 51, from the north-eastern Chinese city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. His heart failed when he was watching a 5-1 game between the Netherlands and Spain together with his friends.

The FIFA World Cup began on June 12 and will end on July 13.

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