Nantes fan dies after being stabbed

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France: Tragic news

A fan of Ligue 1 club Nantes has died after being stabbed before the club's 1-0 win over Nice. The fatality occurred when several vehicles transporting Nice supporters were attacked by rival Nantes fans while on their way to the Beaujoire stadium before Saturday's game, writes LeMonde.

"During these events, in circumstances which remain to be determined, a 31-year-old man, a supporter of FC Nantes, collapsed died on the spot, despite the rapid intervention of emergency services," Nantes public prosecutor Renaud Gaudeul said.

The deceased received "a wound in the back, which could correspond to a bladed weapon," the prosecutor explained, adding that an investigation for "voluntary manslaughter" had been opened.