Three Brazilian females were killed and 38 people injured in a stampede of fans of Mexican pop group RBD in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday (04FEB06).

Fans of RBD went crazy when they spotted a van, which they believed contained the members of the popular Latino group, and surged towards the vehicle, leading the collapse of a security barrier.

Between 10,000 and 15,000 fans were in attendance at the shopping centre, where RBD - stars of the soap opera REBELDE - were scheduled to sign autographs.

Adriano Moneta, a state spokesman, confirms two teenage girls, aged 15 and 16, and a 47-year-old woman died in the crush.