Egyptian Soccer Match Violence: 73 Killed, 1000 Injured

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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.