Tragedy Strikes After Flamengo Vasco Match in Rio

Rio city officials confirm one fan has died, while several others were injured, amidst violent clashes between fans and Military Police after Saturday's match between Flamengo and Vasco.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, July 9th, Rio's Municipal Health Secretary confirmed that one individual has died as a result of gun shot wounds stemming from the violent outbreaks between Military Police and fans at Saturday's (July 8th) football (soccer) match between Flamengo and Vasco at São Januário Stadium.

Rescue workers brought the victim, unidentified at time of writing, to Hospital Municipal Souza Aguiar, but he succumbed to his injuries before arriving in the hospital.

In addition, Municipal Health Secretary officials confirmed that three other individuals were also treated in . . .

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