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Boy killed amid clashes between France, Morocco fans

A boy has been killed in the French city of Montpellier during violent clashes between fans of France and Morocco following Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final game in which the Moroccan lost.

A statement issued by the local government office said the boy was “violently hit” by a car in the city, in the south of France, on Wednesday.

He was transferred to the hospital, but died after arrival, the Department of Herault said.

The vehicle was found near the scene and police are investigating.

Video shared on social media showed crowds in the street milling around a car being driven erratically.

France and Morocco fans had also clashed in the capital, Paris, following the game. Police in riot gear were called to disperse the crowds.

France’s 2-0 victory over Morocco on Wednesday night meant that the two times champions had secured their place in the World Cup final in Qatar. They will now play Argentina in the final come Sunday.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Tony Okerafor