Brazil: Boy dies from firecracker at soccer game

By
April 25, 2007 04:49

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The 11-year-old boy hit by a firecracker in a soccer match in northeastern Brazil last weekend died on Tuesday, local media reported. Felipe Lima de Almeida had been hospitalized in serious condition since Sunday, when he was struck in the head by a firecracker in the match between Remo and Paysandu in the Para state championship. Doctors said Almeida suffered severe head trauma when the firecracker exploded near him in the stands, Globo TV said. Authorities said it was possible the firecracker was altered to have its power increased, Globo said, adding that police had in custody a suspect for setting it off.

Related Content

August 16, 2018
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at home in Detroit aged 76

By REUTERS