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June 19, 1989

Assailants hurled sticks, bottles and a gasoline bomb at a train in Italy carrying 500 Bologna fans to Florence for a soccer match, and six people suffered burns, police reported. One victim, a 14-year-old boy, suffered second-degree burns over 75% of his body and was flown to a burn center in Genoa. Witnesses said the firebomb was thrown into one of the cars as the train passed beneath an overpass near Florence's Rifredi station. The train stopped, and scores of angry Bologna fans rushed out and smashed car windows and storefronts as they charged toward the stadium. Several other fans were injured in fights that erupted outside the stadium.

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