The Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires was the scene of a tragedy on Saturday. Coming to attend the Championship match between River Plate and the club of Defensa y Justicia, a fan died after falling from a stand in the middle of the match. This fan was a subscriber to the matches of the club 37 times champion of Argentina.
"A fan fell from the Sivori Alta stand and died instantly. The medical service arrived instantly, as did the police and various security agencies. The tribune, where the deceased had his subscription, was 90% full. At the time of the fall, there was no intervention by third parties. It was also found that there was no violent situation in or around the stand," River said in a statement.
Comunicado oficial de River Plate y el Comité de Seguridad en el Fútbol ante el lamentable fallecimiento de un hincha en el partido de esta tarde ante Defensa y Justicia ➡️ https://t.co/OLuhjXgVck pic.twitter.com/DNOCAqeqYU
— River Plate (@RiverPlate) June 3, 2023
After a 30-minute hiatus following the incident, the stadium was completely evacuated. The club says security agencies and the tax unit specializing in mass events have opened investigations and closed the scene for 24 hours to try to shed light on the accident. "River Plate has declared a day of mourning, with the flag at half-mast; During the day of Sunday, the activities of the club will be reduced to the essential minimum, "concludes the grieving club.