Buenos Aires: Another tragedy at Monumental, River Plate fan dead

source: DiarioUno.com.ar

Buenos Aires: Another tragedy at Monumental, River Plate fan dead He was supposedly hanging a flag, when he lost balance and fell off the stand, plunging 40 meters down. Guillermo didn't die on the spot, paramedics managed to get him to a hospital. This is the 84th person that lost a life after incidents at Monumental.

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Guillermo Torres, aged 29, was said to be hanging a flag at El Monumental yesterday, when he lost balance and fell a railing. This unfortunate incident happened in one of the 'corners', where upper tier stands are some 4 meters apart.

Torres fell into the gap, plunging 40 meters (over 130 feet) down. He hit a police motorcycle parked under the stand and was still alive, when rescue personnel took him to a hospital. He died a few minutes after arrival.

According to DiarioUno.com.ar, Guillermo is already the 84th person to never return from a football game at Argentina's largest stadium. In the largest tragedy to date 71 people were killed in a crush back in 1968, when one of the emergency exits hadn't been opened at 'Gate 12'.

Unfortunately, El Monumental also has many violent incidents in its history, with a man dying in hospital last year, stabbed with a knife in the stands.

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