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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 June, 2003, 21:03 GMT 22:03 UK
Fatal Mexican football win
The team were celebrating an historic win
At least two people have been killed and more than 200 arrested in the Mexican city of Monterrey following a football match.

Thousands of the local team's fans flooded the city's central plaza after the local team held rival team Morelia to a draw, enabling them to win the Mexican championship.

One man was killed after being hit by a car as he was heading to the city's main square.

Another was killed after being hit by the head car in a procession of vehicles containing flag-waving, chanting soccer fans, Reuters news agency reported.

There were also reports of fights between fans.

Most of the arrests were for public drunkenness or for illegal drinking in a public area.

It is the first time that Rayados has won the championship since 1986.

Monterrey is Mexico's third largest city, located 435 miles (695 km) north of the Mexican capital and about two hours by car from the United States border.




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