Football Fan shot dead in Brazil outside Rio's Olympic Stadium

28-year-old football fan Diego Silva dos Santos was shot dead outside Rio's Olympic Stadium during a match between Flamengo and Botafogo.

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Rio de Janeiro, Feb 13: A man was shot dead and seven others were injured here during a fight between rival Brazilian football fans.

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Diego Silva dos Santos, 28, was gunned down outside Rio's Olympic Stadium on Sunday, February 12, when fans clashed before the local derby between Flamengo and Botafogo, reports Xinhua.

File photo: Rio Olympic Stadium

Officials had expressed concerns before the match about safety amid a strike by some sections of Rio's police force.

Flamengo won the Carioca championship match 2-1.


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