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Egypt Stadium Set on Fire After Referee Halts Game Due to Soccer Riots in Port Said w/ Upclose Footage (Cairo,Egypt)

(February 1st, 2012) Video showing the stadium in Cairo on fire after fans went on a rampage after the referee halted the game due to events in Port Said (the riots). Also included is up close footage at end of video. News and updated info below.

Cairo (CNN) -- At least 73 people were killed Wednesday when fans rushed the field and rioted after a soccer game in Egypt, a health ministry spokesman said. The clashes left at least 1,000 people injured, 150 of them critically, spokesman Dr. Hisham Shiha said. Most of the injured had
concussions and deep cuts, he said.

The fighting occurred in a stadium in the northeastern city of Port Said after the home Al-Masry team beat Cairo's Al-Ahly team 3-1. Fans from both sides bashed each other with rocks and chairs, said Mohamed Sultan, head of the ambulance association in Port Said.

Many of those who died fell from bleachers inside the

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Added: Feb-1-2012 Occurred On: Feb-1-2012
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Tags: Egypt, Cairo, riot, fire, staduim fire, fans, protest, chaos, violence, the demon, news, stadium, Egyptian riots
Location: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt (load item map)
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