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Baseball fan dies after falling from top deck of stadium

Fans looked on in shock as the man was treated at the scene. Credit: Reuters

A baseball fan has died after falling 50ft from the top deck of a stadium during a match.

The spectator plunged into the lower-level stands at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, during a game between the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.

Witnesses said the man was shouting at Alex Rodriguez when the Yankees slugger came to the plate, lost his balance and fell onto the concrete below.

The man was treated at the scene for around 10 minutes before being taken to hospital, but medical teams were unable to save him.

The Atlanta Braves said in a statement: "We have received confirmation that the fan involved in an accident at this evening's game has passed away. The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family."

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