Euro 2016: Northern Ireland fan dies in Nice


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The man died in Nice, where Northern Ireland had just played their first game of Euro 2016

A Northern Ireland fan has died in Nice, French police have confirmed.

It is believed the man, who was in his 20s, was on his own and fell about eight metres from a promenade onto a rocky beach.

Supt Nigel Goddard, who is in heading up the PSNI team in France, said he was told the man’s death was an accident and not in any way disorder related.

Northern Ireland played Poland in the city on Sunday night in their first match of Euro 2016.

The accident happened in the early hours of Monday.

“I was informed this morning by my French counterparts of this tragic news,” Supt Goddard said.

“The processes are that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will make contact with this man’s family.

“I believe it was an accident.”

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