Thursday, 8 December, 2022
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Football fan falls to death while hanging Brazil flag

COX’S BAZAR: A ninth-grader fell to his death on Monday while trying to tie the Brazilian flag to a pole on the rooftop of a house as one of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory is just around the corner in Qatar.

“The accident occurred in Cox’s Bazar town’s Tarabaniarchhara. Mohammad Musa was from Ward No. 5 of Cox’s Bazar municipality and a ninth-grader at Cox’s Bazar Technical School and College,” Cox’s Bazar Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Rafiqul Islam said.

“Musa fell from the rooftop in the afternoon while trying to hang the flag and fell unconscious. He was declared dead after being taken to Cox’s Bazar 250-Bed District Sadar Hospital. The body was kept at the hospital for autopsy,” he added.

Bangladesh is known as a cricket-loving nation, but a passion for the Argentina and Brazil football teams sweeps the country ahead of and during the World Cup. The flags of Argentina and Brazil fly everywhere.