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Four dead and more injured during Olimpia v Motagua derby in Honduras

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44   //    Modified 20 Aug 2019, 13:57 IST
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A fight between fans of rival soccer teams Motagua and Olimpia at the National Stadium in Honduras' capital has left four people dead and led to the suspension of the game.

Gunfire could be heard as Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd on Saturday.

Security forces in anti-riot gear were involved after violence ensued when fans of the Olimpia team threw stones at a bus carrying Motagua players to the stadium, breaking windows and injuring three players.

Former Celtic player Emilio Izaguirre, a Honduran national, sustained a cut near his eye.

Paraguayan Roberto Moreira and Argentine Jonathan Rougier were also injured.

The stadium will be closed until further notice.

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