Argentine people take to the streets in mourning for “Maradona”

Buenos Aires / Anatolia

Argentine people took to the streets to mourn the death of the legendary Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona.

The Anadolu Agency correspondent said Thursday, that crowds gathered around the house of Maradona, where he was born, spent and died, and crowds gathered around the “La Bombonera” stadium, shouting slogans of Maradona.

Banners reading “Thank you Diego” were hung on traffic lights on the streets of the capital, Buenos Aires.

In turn, the government declared the country’s national mourning for a period of 3 days on the death of Maradona.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said that Maradona’s body will be brought to the presidential building, “Casa Rosada”, and the funeral will be held there.

And local newspapers wrote that nearly a million people are expected to attend the funeral, as it will be open to the public.

She explained that the autopsy showed that Maradona died of acute heart failure, as it was noted that he had “acute pulmonary edema”, which occurs due to chronic heart failure.

The Argentine legend began his football journey in 1976 when he played his first professional match with Argentinos Juniors.

In 2000, Maradona suffered a heart attack after a drug overdose, and then underwent long-term treatment in Cuba.

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