BREAKING: A 24-year-old Irish soccer fan has died in Nice
An Irish soccer fan attending the Euro 2016 tournament has died in Nice.
The 24-year-old Northern Ireland supporter fell 8-metres from a promenade on to a stony beach below and later died from his injuries. A local official later confirmed the man been climbing a sea-front railing shortly before his death.
A police spokesman at the city added that the incident took place yesterday.
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"Many fans were out on the promenade, and were drinking heavily when the man fell from the promenade.
"The victim was taken to Nice hospital but has since died," the spokesman said.
The identity of the young man has not yet been released.
About 10,000 fans from Northern Ireland are in France for the competition.