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Paraguayan match suspended amid violence

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Asuncion, Oct 9: A Paraguayan first division football match between Olimpia and Sol de America was suspended due to violent clashes between fans.

Four people were taken to hospital with serious injuries in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero on Sunday, about 450 km north of the capital Asuncion, according to police, reports Xinhua news agency.

Referee Eber Aquino was forced to stop play in the eighth minute when fans in the southern sector of the Rio Parapiti stadium began striking each other with hard objects.

Video footage shows terrified spectators, including women and children, fleeing from the violence. IANS

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