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Wanderlei's father dies in car crash ***UPDATED*** Added video
The father of MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva, Orlando Pinheiro da Silva, died in a car accident this afternoon. The accident occurred between the cities of Castro and Abap„, where his father lived in a fighter's site. The car he was in crashed head-on with a vehicle and the driver also died instantly. A child was injured and was taken to hospital in serious condition. The body of Orlando Pinheiro da Silva was taken to the Forensic Institute of Ponta Grossa, in the Campos Gerais region. Burial will be in Abap„.
Wanderlei Silva is in Las Vegas, United States, and was told of the accident by phone. The fighter comes to ParanŠ tomorrow (Monday)
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