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Several people injured during celebrations in Chapel Hill after UNC’s Final Four win over Duke


About 35,000 and 40,000 people took to the streets to celebrate UNC’s victory on Saturday, Chapel Hill officials said in a news release. Four people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“This was without a doubt a monumental victory in what is the greatest rivalry in all of college basketball. For that reason, we experienced one of the greatest celebrations in the history of our community,” said Chapel Hill City Manager Maurice Jones in the statement.

During the celebrations, crews responded to several bonfires and some streets were briefly closed, Jones said.

After beating Duke 81-77 in the Final Four, UNC will face Kansas for the national title in New Orleans on Monday. The team is looking to win the program’s seventh NCAA title, the last in 2017.

“As we all cheer on Carolina for its seventh national title, we again ask that fans who join us on Franklin Street after the game celebrate in a safe and appropriate manner,” Jones said.

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