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One Dies As Police, Fans Clash During Argentina Football Match



One person has been confirmed dead as the police clashed with fans during a football match on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

The clash reported started outside the pitch before degenerating into the stadium and onto the pitch.

In a bid to disperse the crowd and stop them from attending the match between Boca Juniors and Gimnasia y Esgrima, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas.

The unrest outside the Carmelo Zerillo stadium in La Plata, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Argentina’s capital, continued inside, where shocked spectators were seen squeezing through fencing to escape the violence and get onto the field.

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The head of a government agency tasked with prevention violence in sports, Eduardo Aparicio, “There were about 10,000 people around the stadium trying to get in, some with tickets, some without. Everyone could see that the stadium was very full.

“All this is being investigated, including the actions of the police.”

Authorities at San Martin hospital in La Plata confirmed the death of 57-year-old Cesar Regueiro from cardiac arrest as he was being transferred from the stadium to a hospital.

A cameraman for sports channel TyC was injured by rubber bullets while dozens of spectators were suffering from the effects of tear gas and had been taken to hospitals, according to local media.

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