Egyptian Soccer Match Violence: 73 Killed, 1000 Injured
Feb 2, 2012 – Egyptian Soccer Match Violence: 73 Killed, 1000 Injured
At least 73 soccer fans have been reported killed in Wednesday’s soccer violence in Egypt. www.naijagists.com
This mishap has been named the worst incident of soccer violence in Egypt and the deadliest worldwide since 1996
The melee broke out after fans of Al-Masry, the home team in Port Said, stormed the field after a rare 3-1 win against Al-Ahly, Egypt’s top team. Al-Masry supporters hurled sticks and stones as they chased players and fans from the rival team, who ran toward the exits to escape, according to witnesses.
Watch the video below
Egyptian Soccer Violence Video
Hesham Sheiha, a health ministry official, told state TV, most of the death were caused by concussions, deep cuts to the heads and suffocation from the stampede.