Thursday, 2 February 2012

BlackDay In Egypt, As Football Match Turned Bloody


More than 74 people were killed and hundred injured after soccer fans invaded the pitch Wednesday night in the city or Port Said after an upset victor by home team Al-Masry over Egypt most popular team Al-Ahly, setting off clashes and a stampede as police failed to intervene.

The violence was the worst in Egyptian soccer history and deadliest world wide since 1996.

Trouble began after fans Al-Masry stormed the field following a rare 3-1 win against Al-Ahly.
The fans hurled sticks and stones as they attacked players and fans from the rival team, who try to find their way out of of the stadium, according to eye witnesses.






Gun shots were heard in the stadium and police present at the stadium did nothing to stop fans angry fans with knives from making it into the stadium.

The ruling military has announced three days national mourning, while the port said security chief has been summoned to Cairo over the events.

The clashes blamed by the Muslim Brotherhood on the supporters of fallen president Hosni Mubarak, came as the country struggle with a wave of incidents linked to poor security.

The interior ministry gave the number of arrest made so far by the security over last night violence as 47.



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