Following Argentina’s Tuesday World Cup celebrations, a number of deaths among fans have been confirmed.
One of the victims, a 24-year-old fan, died after falling through a roof in Buenos Aires during the hectic World Cup celebrations.
To celebrate Argentina’s third World Cup victory in history, captain Lionel Messi and his squad took to the streets on Tuesday. However, they were quickly evacuated by helicopter as spectators attempted to board the parade bus from bridges above.
A marble fragment that fell from a monument at Plaza San Martin left a five-year-old youngster in a critical condition and in a coma.
Four million people turned out to watch the trophy celebrations, and riot police had to be dispatched to control the crowd.
In Bahia Blanca, 400 miles south of Buenos Aires, a 22-year-old man died on Sunday following the last whistle of a World Cup game after a flag tied around his neck became entangled in his motorcycle.
The death of the young fan who was “jumping on the roof” when it crumbled and he fell, according to La Nacón, tarnished yesterday’s frenzied events.
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