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Argentina soccer violence: Boca Juniors vs Gimnasiay Esgrima: One person died Thursday as violent clashes near a soccer match outside…

Argentina Soccer Violence: Boca Juniors vs Gimnasiay Esgrima: One person died Thursday when violent clashes near a soccer match outside Buenos Aires between Boca Juniors and Gimnasiay Esgrima spilled into the stadium and onto the pitch, authorities said. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas outside the Carmelo Zerillo stadium in La Plata, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Argentina’s capital, as they tried to prevent fans from entering the already crowded venue. The unrest continued inside, where shocked spectators were seen pushing through fences to escape the violence and enter the pitch. Follow Boca Juniors vs Gimnasiay Esgrima live updates with InsideSport.IN

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Argentina soccer violence: One dead as police and fans clash at Gimnasia La Plata v Boca Juniors match in Argentina

“I can confirm that one person has died. This person died of cardiac arrest,” said Sergio Berni, security minister in Buenos Aires province, where the Argentine league’s first division match took place.

The game was suspended after nine minutes for the time being “due to a lack of (security) guarantees,” referee Hernan Mastrangelo said, minutes after the players and technical staff left the pitch for the dressing rooms. “It affected all of us on the pitch,” he added. “The air became unbreathable.

The situation got out of control and there were no safety guarantees.” Authorities at the San Martin Hospital in La Plata confirmed the death of a 57-year-old man from cardiac arrest while being transferred from the stadium to the hospital.

Several fans, including children being led or carried by adults, rushed out of the stands and onto the field, where people were seen sitting or lying down, apparently recovering from tear gas. The game came at a critical time in the Argentine top flight, with four rounds remaining and Gimnasia playing their last chance to secure the title at home, while Boca looked for a win to return to the top division.

“What was supposed to be a party ends in this. It hurts us all, what happened, it’s huge and we regret it, Boca Juniors manager Hugo Ibarra told reporters. The deadly violence came five days after a stampede in Indonesia prompted by police firing tear gas inside a packed stadium left at least 131 people dead, including 32 children.

Argentina soccer violence: One dead as police and fans clash at Gimnasia La Plata v Boca Juniors match in Argentina

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