Soccer riot in Honduras leaves three fans dead

Published: Aug. 19, 2019 at 4:03 AM EDT
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The violence is believed to have started when Olimpia supporters attacked the Motagua team bus with stones and sticks.

Three Motagua players were injured by shards of broken glass and transferred to a private hospital to receive medical assistance.

The Honduran National Police said that fans of the rival teams rioted following the attack on the bus.

The riot resulted in three people dead and seven injured after being shot or stabbed. One of them is a boy. Three of the injured adults are in critical condition.

Police implemented emergency procedures inside the stadium, moving around 10,000 fans to the center of the pitch in a bid to halt attendees from stampeding towards the exit and being caught up in tear gas outside the stadium.