A confrontation between fans of the Querétaro and Atlas teams in Mexico has left at least 17 people dead and more than 20 injured, according to media reports from the Central American country.
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The Civil Protection Coordination of the State of Querétaro reported through its Twitter account that at least 22 people were injured, nine were hospitalized, two of them in critical condition, while the death toll rose to 17 following the clash between Querétaro and Atlas fans at the Corregidora stadium.
In the 63rd minute of the match, a confrontation began in the stands between the fans of the two clubs.
Unable to resolve the incident, stadium security staff opened up access to the pitch so people could get to safety while the match was still in progress.
The episode of violence led to the suspension of the game and was condemned by the governor of the state of Querétaro, the media and representatives of the Mexican football league.
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Querétaro and Atlas fans have crossed paths in the stands and there are serious injuries
Uninvolved supporters jumped onto the pitch to flee the clash
“I strongly condemn today’s violence at the Corregidora stadium. The company that owns Gallos and the institutions will have to answer for the facts,” Governor Maurició Kuri wrote. “I gave instructions for the law to be applied with all its consequences. In Querétaro, there is no impunity,” Kuri added.
Liga MX president Mikel Arreola has also spoken out against the acts of violence at the Querétaro stadium and said those responsible for the lack of security at the sports facility will be punished. “The safety of our players and supporters is a priority,” Arreola said.
After the clash and the suspension of the match, dozens of videos with violent scenes of beatings of Atlas supporters circulated on social networks, some of which showed that people were left unconscious and bleeding as a result of the attacks. strokes.