Football fan shot dead by police in Rio de Janeiro derby between Vasco da Gama and Flamengo.
Internet Desk: A football fan of Brazil was killed in a violence which happened in Rio de Janerio after a derby clash between Flamengo and Vasco da Gama, media reports confirmed today.
An unidentified person was shot on his throat and three others spectators were hit by bullets in the gunfight at the end of the game. The three injured persons were released from hospital later but the city police failed to give any confirmed details of the incident.
The violence erupted after the home side Vasco da Gama faced a 1-0 lost to their arch-rivals Flamengo.
Supporters threw home-made rockets and fireworks inside the ground and players were forced to sprint from the pitch to avoid being hit. Fans battled on the terraces and then continued to fight outside the ground.
The incident is the latest in a string of violence related to Brazilian football. Scores of people have been killed in recent years.
Nouri was treated on the field during the game — which was subsequently abandoned — at Lindenstadion in Hippach, Austria, before a trauma helicopter arrived and the 20-year-old was taken to hospital.
Although Nouri recovered a stable heart rate and Ajax confirmed on Monday that his heart was functioning normally, doctors were unable to examine his brain until he was brought out of an induced coma.