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Fan declared brain dead after violence in Brazil

By The Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian soccer fan has been declared brain dead, the second casualty from a confrontation involving nearly 500 fans from rival groups last weekend.

The Sao Camilo hospital said Tuesday the 19-year-old Palmeiras fan remains on a ventilator but will not recover from the head injuries from Sunday’s fighting. His name was not immediately released.

On Sunday, 21-year-old Palmeiras fan Andre Alves died after being shot in the head. Two other fans remain hospitalized, a 17-year-old with head injuries and a 23-year-old who was shot in the hip and needed surgery.

The fight renewed concerns over escalating fan violence in Brazil. The fan groups were banned from stadiums.

2012-03-27 16:44:04 GMT

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