Teen footballers drown

Five teenage footballers drowned in a river in southeast Bangladesh moments after they played a friendly match between supporters of Argentina and Brazil, police said on Sunday.

By AFP in Dhaka
  • Published 16.07.18
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Dhaka: Five teenage footballers drowned in a river in southeast Bangladesh moments after they played a friendly match between supporters of Argentina and Brazil, police said on Sunday.

The bodies of the kids were recovered from the Matamuhuri river some six hours after the boys drowned on Saturday. The boys went to bathe in the river following the match.

Twenty-two boys played the friendly after dividing themselves between supporters of Brazil and Argentina.