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Brazil fan in Cox’s Bazar takes poison after Copa America final loss

  • Published at 02:49 pm July 11th, 2021
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File photo shows a Brazilian flag over a car at Curitiba, the capital of southern Brazilian state of Paraná Reuters

Argentina clinched the title by beating Brazil 1-0 in the final

With the excitement running high over the Copa America final, a football fan took poison at North Chakmarkul in Ramu upazila, Cox’s Bazar on Sunday morning after Brazil’s loss to Argentina.

Police said Mohammad Kamal, 20, son of Amir Hossain, is now undergoing treatment in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.

Locals said Kamal, a big fan of the Brazil football team, was watching the Copa America Final in the morning.

As Argentina clinched the title after beating Brazil 1-0 in the final, Kamal got upset and took poison in a bid to kill himself.

Dr Efazul Haque, medical officer of Ramu Upazila Health Complex, said Kamal was first taken to the health complex in an unconscious state and then referred to Sadar Hospital for better treatment after his stomach was cleared.