Brazilian woman dies after falling onto a wine glass she was holding while celebrating team’s World Cup win against Serbia
- Tamra Maiochi, 30, suffered the freak accident at a house in Itatiba, Sao Paulo
- She stood up to celebrate Brazil’s 2-0 win but slipped, fell and dropped the glass
- The wine glass shattered into pieces and penetrated her neck, severing a vein
A woman died after falling onto a wine glass she was holding as she celebrated Brazil’s World Cup victory over Serbia, it was reported today.
Tamra Maiochi suffered the freak accident just as the referee blew the whistle after the game on Wednesday, which sent Neymar and co through to the knock-out stages in Russia.
The 30-year-old had been watching the crucial match with friends at a house in Itatiba, in Brazil’s southeastern state of Sao Paulo.
According to police, Ms Maiochi had been sitting down on a sofa holding her mobile phone in one hand and sipping wine from a crystal glass in the other.
30-year-old Tamra Maiochi had been watching the crucial match with friends at a house in Itatiba, in Brazil’s southeastern state of Sao Paulo
As she stood up with the rest of the group up to celebrate Brazil’s win at the end of the game, she lost her balance, reaching out to a coffee table to stop herself from falling.
But she slipped and fell onto the wine glass, which shattered into pieces which penetrated her neck, severing her jugular vein.
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Friends tried to stop the blood wrapping towels around her neck but by the time emergency services arrived at the house she was dead.
Ms Maiochi, who was single, posted a photo on her Facebook page on May 31 of herself holding a glass of wine.
As she stood up with the rest of the group up to celebrate Brazil’s win at the end of the game, she lost her balance, slipped and fell onto the wine glass
And in her last written post she had shared a video warning about the risks of using a mobile phone while driving, writing: ‘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 Ms Maiochi’s death, even though everything points to a tragic accident.
Her body was taken to her home town of Conchal, Sao Paulo state, where her funeral is to take place later today.
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