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Indonesian singer dies onstage despite being bitten by cobra, keeps singing for 45 mins

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KARAWANG — In a tragic incident, an Indonesian pop star died onstage as she kept on singing for around 45 minutes despite being bitten by a venomous cobra.

Irma Bule, 29, was attacked mid-performance in the village of Karawang, West Java, by the venomous snake.

Irma, who was bitten mid-performance by a cobra, was known for wearing snakes during her acts but the king cobra which she danced with on Sunday had not been defanged, a report in MailOnline said.

Ferlando Octavion Auzura, who was in was in the audience, told a local website- “In the middle of the second song, Irma stepped on the snake’s tail.  The snake then bit Irma in her thigh.”

The singer- who had also used boa constrictors and pythons in previous acts – refused the offer of an antidote, according to reports.

Police said they are investigating the incident and have asked people in the audience for information.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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