Today in Latin American History
Stampede at Argentine Stadium Killed 74, Injured 150 in 1968
Photo: Monumental stadium (Pablo Tesoriere)
Today in Latin American history, stampede towards a closed exit at Argentine football stadium killed 74, injured 150 in 1968.
The accident occurred after a first-division game between River Plate and Boca Juniors when fans trying to leave the stadium mistakenly headed toward a closed exit and were crushed against the doors by other fans unaware of the closed passageway.
The average age of the victims was 20.
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- Today in LatAm history, Chilean Footballer José Manuel Rojas who plays for the National team & Universidad de Chile was born in 1983
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