A football fan has been killed when he was struck on the head by a toilet bowl hurled from stadium stands as supporters of rival clubs clashed in north-eastern Brazil, police have said.
The incident happened in the city of Recife, the clash between the two sets of supporters happened at the Arruda stadium after a match between Santa Cruz and Parana.
A police source was quoted saying “fans ripped three toilet bowls out of stadium lavatories and threw them from the stands”. The officer went on to say one hit and instantly killed a supporter, who was named as Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva.
The incident comes six weeks before Brazil hosts the World Cup. Four tournament games are being played in Recife.