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At least 73 people killed in soccer riot in Egypt

CAIRO, February 1, 2012 --- At least 73 people were killed after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, health ministry sources said, raising the official estimate of the death count from 25.It was one of the worst incidents of sports violence in Egypt in decades.

A security official and a medic said fans of the home team, Al-Masry, swarmed the field after a rare 3-1 win against Al-Ahly, Egypt’s top team. They threw stones, fireworks, and bottles at the fans and injured some players.

A medic at a morgue in Port Said, a city on the Mediterranean coast, said some of the dead were security officers. He was speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. The causes of the deaths were not immediately known.

The players were later taken to the locker room for protection, Sayed Hamdi, a player told state TV.

Soon after the vio

Added: Feb-1-2012 Occurred On: Feb-1-2012
By: stfu_donny
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