36 Football Fans Injured, Seven Dead In Brazil Bus Crash

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A bus carrying fans of the Brazilian soccer team Corinthians on Sunday crashed following a match in the city of Belo Horizonte, killing at least seven people and injuring 36 others, police said.

The seven dead were members of a club of supporters of Corinthians called Gavioes da Fiel. They had traveled from the city of Taubate in northeast Sao Paulo state to watch their team’s 1-1 draw with Cruzeiro in a Brazilian championship game Saturday evening.

Passengers told local media the bus lost its brakes and flipped over trying to avoid a head-on crash with another bus.

Corinthians said in a statement it will give support to the families of the victims. Other Brazilian clubs also expressed their sorrow for the accident as did President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is also a fan of the club.

-VOANews

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