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Fan dies in Argentina, match abandoned as players forced off due to tear gas

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A soccer fan died in Argentina and the match between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors was deserted on Thursday after tear gasoline fired by police outdoors the venue drifted into the stadium and made it tough for gamers and spectators to breathe.

The circumstances surrounding the demise have been unclear however Sergio Berni, safety minister for Buenos Aires province, informed native tv that the fan died of a coronary heart drawback as he was leaving the Juan Carmelo Zerillo Stadium in La Plata.

The incident comes 5 days after a stampede at a soccer sport in Indonesia killed no less than 131 folks when followers tried to flee a riot and tear gasoline fired by police in one of many world’s worst sporting disasters.

According to authorities in Argentina, Gimnasia followers have been attempting to pressure their method into the stadium which was already full, and police used rubber bullets and tear gasoline to pressure them again.

Players have been seen overlaying their faces, whereas supporters entered the sector as they tried to flee the tear gasoline. The Argentine top-flight match was stopped after 9 minutes.

ESPN quoted Gimnasia participant Leonardo Morales as saying: “My two-year-old son couldn’t breathe. We feel desperate and worried about all the people in the stands.

“We have been enjoying a standard football sport and it turned it into this and the sensation that our kinfolk nearly died.”

Berni said his ministry would open an investigation into the incident, adding that too many tickets might have been sold, but home team Gimnasia said that was not the case and they had complied with security protocols.

“We will demand an investigation into what occurred till these answerable for this tragic day … are identified,” the membership stated in a press release.

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