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Two killed as football fans clash in Honduras

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In a country rocked by a political crisis, clashes after a game of football have left at least two people dead and more than a dozen others injured.

Police moved in amid violence between rival supporters following a derby match in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Two people were shot dead while 15 others needed hospital treatment, notably for gunshot wounds. The game between rival teams Olimpia and Motagua ended in a goalless draw. But, outside the stadium, fans are said to have exchanged fire in a confrontation lasting ten minutes until police reinforcements arrived. Dozens of arrests were made. There are no immediate signs that the soccer violence is related to Central America’s worst political crisis in 20 years. But Honduras has been on edge since its president, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted and thrown out of the country in a military coup last month.