Diego Armando Maradona is buried in Argentina. In the presence of a small group of relatives and friends, the football legend was buried in a cemetery in Bella Vista, some 30 kilometers outside Buenos Aires. His parents are also there.
Earlier in the day, tens of thousands of fans in Buenos Aires said goodbye to Maradona. Also on the way to the cemetery, thousands of fans lined the way to give him a final greeting.
The journey to the cemetery was broadcast live on Argentinian TV:
60-year-old Maradona died of a heart attack yesterday and was laid out in the working palace of the Argentinian president, the Casa Rosada. An Argentine flag and a football shirt with his number 10 back lay draped over his chest.
Large crowds gathered at the palace. Because of the crowds, people could only look at the box for a short time. President Fernández also took his leave.
Chaos at wake
The vigil would last until 4 p.m. local time (8 p.m. Dutch time), after which the funeral procession would leave. When the police tried to clear the road at the palace and ordered fans to pull over, riots started. Fans were angry that they were no longer allowed to look at the box.
Attendees threw stones at officers, who in turn fired rubber bullets. It was then decided to extend the vigil.
When the box finally left the palace, there was a massive clapping and singing for the deceased football legend.
Just before the original end times, some of the crowd tried to climb over the fence around the palace:
Why Maradona was buried so shortly after his death is not exactly clear.
The flag was hung at half mast at the Argentinian embassy in The Hague.