Watch: A fan falls 40 ft from the top tier of a football stadium in Brazil before landing on a 13-year old girl on Saturday during the match between Sao Paulo and Gremio.
Football is a game of life and death for many. Unfortunately, that phrase almost took a very literal turn last weekend at the Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil when a fan fell 40 feet and landed on two fans; one of whom was a 13-year old girl.
The horror incident took place last Saturday during the match between Sao Paulo and Gremio. Fortunately, all three incredibly survived the traumatic event. The man who survived the scary fall was identified as Lago de Melo Rios, aged 23.
Watch: A fan falls 40 ft from the top tier of a football stadium in Brazil before landing on a 13-year old girl
He was attempting to climb on the upper railing of the stadiums upper deck. He then unexpectedly loses his grip and falls on the two other spectators who were seated at the lower deck. They were rushed to the hospital and incredibly survived the episode.
Momento que o torcedor do São Paulo cai da arquibancada do Morumbi. O torcedor foi socorrido e levado para o hospital. pic.twitter.com/pjiTJGG5XA
— Liberta Depre (@liberta__depre) August 31, 2019
The 13-year old girl, identified as Giovana Santos Araujo has miraculously come out unscathed. Melo Rios however, wasn’t as fortunate with reports coming out that he has suffered a broken femur.
Per Sun, Rios mother Lilian Barcelos de Melo told local media:
“His girlfriend called me and said she had seen it on the internet.
“She saw that someone had fallen in the stadium.
“She called him straight away and someone answered the phone saying that it was him who had fallen from the top tier of the Morumbi, just minutes after it happened. It was a real scare.”
She has since confirmed “he is well” and that all his vital organs are “stable”.
Talk about a close shave.
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