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Soccer fans rampage in Bangladesh

July 01, 2006 13:03 IST

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At least 20 people including policemen were injured when soccer fans in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka rampaged after electricity failed during the Argentina v Germany [Images] World Cup quarter-final match, police said on Saturday.

The power distribution office at the city's Nazimuddin Road area came under attack by hundreds of fans on Friday night.

Angry fans clashed with police who tried to disperse them by using batons, witnesses said.

Bangladesh has no stake in the World Cup but the country of 140 million is sharply divided into Argentine and Brazilian camps.

Police said they feared more attacks as electricity frequently runs out in one or other part of the capital, as well as other cities.

Hosts Germany beat Argentina in a penalty shootout to reach the semi-finals.

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