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2 Dead as French Celebrate World Cup Victory

July 17

Two people died as millions took to the streets to celebrate France’s World Cup win over Croatia on Sunday.

In the southeast city of Annecy, a 50-year-old man died after breaking his neck when he jumped into a shallow canal just when the final whistle blew on the 4-2 victory.

Elsewhere, a man in his thirties died after crashing his car into a tree in the northern town of Saint-Felix while celebrating the team’s triumph.

Millions of people in France were overjoyed at the win and clashed with police who fired tear smoke shells at them and used force to disperse the gathered crowds.

Thousands gathered along the Champs Elysees in the French capital Paris as the victory played out in Moscow.

Many were draped in red, white and blue and letting off flares, others sang the Marseillaise, and car honking rang out as people danced and shouted in the streets.

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