Fan dies after falling from stand at River Plate vs Defensa y Justicia match

June 5 – A fan died after falling from a stand at the Argentinian club River Plate’s Mas Monumental stadium during Saturday’s game against Defensa y Justicia.

The match was suspended after 26 minutes and the venue was evacuated following the incident. According to the club’s report there was no violence or third party intervention.

River Plate said in a statement that “a supporter jumped into the void” from one of the upper sections and “died immediately” during the first half of the game.

The club added “no violent situation took place around him” and “within 30 minutes the stadium had been completely emptied.”

“The stand where the deceased had his season ticket was at 90% capacity. At the time of the fall, there was no third party intervention. It was also found that there was no violent situation in the stand or around him.”

River Plate added local authorities were investigating the incident.

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