One killed as football fans clash in Brazil
Brasilia: A Brazilian football fan was killed after supporters of rival clubs clashed at a stadium in the northeastern city of Recife, police said Sunday.
The victim was struck in the head by a toilet bowl hurled from stadium stands, TVNZ reported citing a police officer.
The death occurred Friday at Arruda Stadium after a second-division match between Santa Cruz and visiting Parana.
Police said that fans ripped three toilet bowls out of stadium restrooms and threw them from the stands. One hit and instantly killed a fan, identified as Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva.
The incident comes six weeks before Brazil hosts the World Cup. Five tournament games will be played in Recife, although none at the Arruda. The city will host World Cup matches at the new Arena Pernambuco.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Maysore Maharaja Yaduveer ties knot with princess Trishika of Dungarpur
- India becomes full member of Missile Technology Control Regime
- Singapore Airlines plane catches fire at Changi Airport
- Govt's insensitivity towards Pampore terror attack martyrs leaves nation stunned
- Mysore Maharaja Yaduveer Wadiar ties knot with princess Trishika Singh of Dungarpur, Rajasthan
- Brexit will greatly weaken EU, says European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic
- SHOCKING! This model ran sex racket under guise of production house in Mumbai's Versova, arrested
- 'BJP will retain power at Centre in 2019 Lok Sabha elections'
- Theatre doyen Kavalam Narayana Panicker passes away; he was 88
- AugustaWestland VVIP chopper scam: None will be spared, asserts Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar