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A fan dies in the middle of a River Plate match after falling into the void

Argentine soccer is back in the news due to a tragic event, after a River fan died this Saturday at the Monumental Stadium when falling into the void from about 15 meters in the Sivori Alta tribune, a few minutes after the meeting before Justice and Defense, which was suspended due to tragic event.

The historic club from Buenos Aires, winner of 4 Copa Libertadores, confirmed the unfortunate event in a subsequent statement: “The Football Safety Committee and Club Atlético River Plate regret to inform that, in this afternoon’s game against Defense and Justice, a supporter jumped into the void from the Sívori Alta tribune and died on the spot. The medical service immediately arrived at the incident sector, as did the police and various security agencies,” River reported.

In addition, the Argentine entity revealed the first inquiries of what happened. “The Sivori Alta grandstand, where the deceased person had his subscription, was at 90% of its capacity. At the time of the fall there was no intervention by third parties. It was also found that there was no situation of violence in the stands or around it. After 30 minutes, the Stadium was completely evacuated,” they explained.

Logically, the investigation into what happened will continue its course in the coming days, while the Argentine league game was suspended. “By instruction of the prosecutor, the gallery was closed for 24 hours to obtain evidence,” added River.

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