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SBD Global/June 26, 2014/World Cup

Deaths During World Cup Victory Celebrations Cause Colombian Police To Ban Alcohol

Colombian police said that "at least 10 towns and cities joined Bogota in banning alcohol sales" on Tuesday as the national team won first place in its World Cup group, after "prior revelries left more than 10 people dead," according to Medina & Jenkins of BLOOMBERG. Cali, the country's third-biggest city, "banned alcohol sales for off-site or on-site consumption" until 6am Wednesday. A teenager in Cali was "reportedly killed by a stray bullet as fans celebrated a 2-1 win over the Ivory Coast on June 19." Colombia National Police Head of Citizen Security Jorge Hernando Nieto said, "How can you not celebrate in peace?” (BLOOMBERG, 6/24).
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