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One dies in unrest at Argentina football match: Official | Football news


BUENOS AIRES: One person died on Thursday during violent clashes near a football match outside Buenos Aires between Boca’s juniors and Gimnasia y Esgrima flooded the stadium and on the pitch, authorities said.
Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas outside Carmelo Zerillo Stadium in La Plataabout 50 kilometers (31 miles) to the south Argentinawhich is when they try to prevent fans from rushing into an already crowded venue.
Unrest continued inside, where shocked spectators were witnessed jostling over the fence to escape the violence and enter the courtyard.
“I can confirm that one person has died. This person died of cardiac arrest.” Sergio Bernicesecurity minister of the province of Buenos Aires, where the first place match of the Argentine league took place.

Play was suspended after nine minutes until further notice “due to lack of assurance (security),” the referee Hernan Mastrangelo said, a few minutes after the players and technical staff left the field to go to the changing room.
“It affects all of us on the pitch,” he added. “The air becomes untreatable. The situation is out of control and there is no guarantee of security.”
Authorities in San Martin The hospital in La Plata has confirmed the death of a 57-year-old man from cardiac arrest while being transported from the stadium to the hospital.
Some fans, including children being led or carried by adults, rushed out of the stands and onto the pitch, where people were seen sitting or lying down appearing to be recovering from tear gas exposure. .
The match comes at a pivotal moment in Argentina’s top league, with four rounds remaining and Gimnasia playing a last chance to secure the title at home, while Boca are looking for a win to return to the top league.
“What will become a party ends at this. We are saddened by all that has happened, it is huge and we regret it,” said Boca Juniors manager. Hugo Ibarra told reporters.
Deadly violence occurred five days after a stampede on southern Ocean Police reminding to fire tear gas inside a packed stadium left at least 131 people dead, including 32 children.

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