Brazilian lady dies while celebrating their 2-0 victory over Serbia

Brazilian lady dies while celebrating their 2-0 victory over Serbia

- Maiochi dies after falling on a wine glass while celebrating Brazil's win over Serbia

- The 30-year-old was watching the World Cup tie with friends in a living room

- Brazil defeated Serbia 2-1 in the in their last group match and will face Mexico

A woman named Tamra Maiochi died after falling onto a wine glass she was holding while celebrating Brazil's victory over Serbia.

The 30-year-old suffered the accident just as the referee blew the whistle after the game on Wednesday, the Selecao to the last 16.

Maiochi had been watching the match with friends at a house in Itatiba, in Brazil's southeastern state of Sao Paulo.

Brazilian lady dies while celebrating their 2-0 victory over Serbia

Tamra Maiochi. Photo Credit: Matt Roper

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According to police, Maiochi had been sitting down holding her mobile phone in one hand and sipping wine from a crystal glass in the other.

As she stood up up to celebrate Brazil's win at the end of the game with the rest of the group, she lost her balance while reaching out to the coffee table to stop herself from falling.

But she slipped and fell on the wine glass, which shattered into pieces and penetrated her neck, severing her jugular vein.

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Friends wrapped towels around her neck trying to stop the blood but by the time emergency services arrived at the house she was dead.

Maiochi, who was single, posted a photo on her social media page on May 31 of herself holding a glass of wine.

And in her last written post, she had shared a video about the risk of using a mobile phone while driving.

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"We never imagine that something like this can happen to us. But accidents do happen.

"In my religion, spiritism, I believe that everything happens for a reason."

Police chief Luciano Carneiro de Paiva said an inquiry would be set up into the death of Maiochi, even though evidence gathered pointed it was an accident.

Her body was taken to her home town of Conchal in Sao Paulo state where her funeral is to take place.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Colombia defeated the only African team left in the tournament Senegal, in their last Group H match.

Barcelona defender Yerima Mina got the only goal of the match and his second of the tournament from a corner kick to send the Africans packing.

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