In a violent clash between fans in the capital of Honduras, three people have been killed and about 10 injured.
In Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras riot between broke out ahead of a planned game between Motagua and Olimpia clubs on Saturday evening. It began when the crowds started hurling stones at the Motagua team bus, injuring three players with shards of broken glass.
Soon, the violence spread inside of the stadium when the officials decided to cancel the game. The spokeperson for the University School Hospital, Laura Schoenherr told Reuters, “Three people died and seven were shot and stabbed. One of them is a boy. Three of the injured adults are in critical condition.”
More than 10,000 people were present at the stadium when skirmishes broke out. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd and that’s when many became the victim of stampede.
The Montagua club tweeted pictures of the damage inside the bus after the attack, and of the wounded players being treated in hospital. Those pictured named were named as Emilio Izaguire, Roberto Moreira and Jonathon Rougier.