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A Brazilian fan has died after being struck by a toilet bowl hurled in clashes after a soccer game in a World Cup host city, just over a month before Brazil stages the event.
Santa Cruz, based in the north-eastern coastal city of Recife, had drawn with visiting Parana when violence erupted outside the ground.
Fans clashed upon leaving the Arruda stadium, across town from a brand new World Cup venue.
Some ripped out toilet bowls and threw them at fans congregated below, fatally injuring one, a police spokesman said.
Police named the dead man as Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva.
His mother, Joelma, told local radio: "They killed my son and me too - I would not wish the pain I am suffering today on anybody."
Local television said Da Silva had become embroiled in a quarrel with organised groups of opposing fans following a match that drew about 8,000 supporters.
The stadium has been closed temporarily pending further inquiries.
What a way to go.