Ecstatic Belgium football fan falls to his death
BRUSSELS - A Belgium supporter celebrating the team's hard-won World Cup victory over Algeria fell to his death after toppling off a statue in downtown Brussels, officials said Wednesday.
The 41-year-old climbed atop the monument as home crowds went wild after Belgium's 2-1 winning start in Group H.
"He fell heavily after losing his balance while waving the Belgian flag," said Ine Van Wymeersch, a spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office.
"It was an accident, he wasn't pushed," she told AFP.