Three dead during Colombian soccer win celebrations

COLOMBIA'S celebration of victory in the South American club football championship has ended in violence, with three fans killed in a night of boisterous revelry.

Authorities say they registered more than 600 street fights after Medellin's Atletico Nacional defeated Ecuador's Independiente del Valle 1-0 in Wednesday night's Copa Libertadores final.

It was Nacional's second-ever title in the premier South American club tournament and the first by a Colombian team since 2004.One of those killed was wearing the shirt of a rival Medellin club when he was slashed in the neck with a knife.

There were also reports that mobs of Nacional fans attacked adversaries in Bogota.Police say at least 23 people were injured.


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