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Lanus fan dies in clash with police

Monday's Argentine Primera Division match between Estudiantes and Lanus has been suspended after a fan was killed in a clash with police.

The incident between Lanus supporters and police reached its boiling point after 45 minutes with Estudiantes leading the match 2-0, with one member of the crowd shot to death with a rubber bullet.

“We decided to suspended [the match] for the fan’s death. The advice was to end it this way. All I can say is that we mourn the death of a person,” Lanus president Alejandro Maron told reporters.

"The police reported a supporter had died and in the face of this situation it was necessary to suspend the match," Estudiantes president Enrique Lombardi added.

"It was a unanimous decision by both clubs... It was for humanitarian reasons."

Reports in Argentina suggest that three police officers have already been dismissed from their duties as a result of the violent scenes in La Plata.

It is believed there were violent clashes prior to kick-off in Buenos Aires as barrabravas confronted riot police outside the ground.

Charitable organisation Salvamos al Futbol now estimates the number of football-related deaths in Argentina at 271.