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Two separate incidents of violence between fans and police left two dead and hundreds injured at soccerÂ matches this weekend in Argentina. The first incident happened in the northern city of Salta, where a 17-year-old girl was struck and killedÂ by a bullet in the head while walking to a game between Gimnasia y Tiro and Central Norte.
The other incident happened in Buenos Aires, where 21-year-old Emanuel Alvarez was shotÂ on his way to the Velez Sarsfield, San LorenzoÂ game on Saturday night.Â Reports say his busÂ was ambushed by a rival fan group on the way to the match.Â News of the incidentÂ triggered fan riotsÂ at the stadium, and hundreds of people were hospitalized as a result of confrontations with local police. There have been roughly 224 deaths in Argentine soccer matches since the first was reported in 1939.