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In photos – many dead in riot between riot between fans of Egyptian football clubs Masry and al-Ahly

by | 1st, February 2012

A RIOT at a football match in Egypt between Masry and al-Ahly has left many dead. Early reports put the number at 73. The BBC says 25. Right now, it;s guesswork.

Port Said side Masry won 3-1. And then violence came. Fans streamed on to the pitch, attacking secutoty , players and other fans.

The BBC’s Jon Leyne in Cairo says it fans had taken knives into the stadium.

The New York Times:

The mayhem also focused renewed attention on the potential savagery of organized groups of die-hard fans, known here as ultras, who have emerged as a volatile component of Egyptian politics in the year of turmoil since Mr. Mubarak left power.

In all, 74 people have died and 248 more are injured.

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Team players of the Egyptian Al-Ahly club run for safety during clashes following their soccer match against Al-Masry club at the soccer stadium in Port Said, Egypt Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Dozens of Egyptians were killed Wednesday in violence following a soccer match in Port Said, when fans flooded the field seconds after a match against a rival team was over, Egypt's Health ministry said. (AP Photo/Ahmed Hassan)

 



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