Egypt football riot 1st Feb 2012 At least 73 people killed in soccer riot in Egypt Video #2


Added on Feb 4, 2012

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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 violence, a soccer game in the Cairo Stadium between the Al-Ismailiya and Zamalek teams was called off in mourning for the violence in Port Said. State TV showed video of sections of the Cairo stadium on fire. The announcer said angry fans of the Zamalek protested the cancellation and set some sections of the stadium on fire. Egypt football riot 1st Feb 2012 "At least 73 people have been killed in clashes between rival fans following a football match in the Egyptian city of Port Said, state television reports." One of the longest (6min+) clips available so far. Appears to show the start of things, and there are a number of riot police already there, perhaps getting ready to help the teams leave the stadium. A couple of serious injuries appear to have happend already, with one body on the pitch. This clip published with a victim count of 73. The koorabook watermark is from a YT football channel, not an advertising leach hanging off a news story. Reuters now reporting 1,000 injured. "Witnesses said trouble broke out when Ahli fans unfurled banners insulting Port Said and an Ahli supporter descended onto the pitch carrying an iron bar. Al-Masry fans reacted by pouring onto the pitch and attacking Ahli players. They then turned to the terraces to attack Ahli supporters.Most of the deaths were among people who were trampled in the crush of the panicking crowd or who fell from terraces, witnesses said."

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