Egyptian Soccer Riots Leave Dozens Dead

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0  Updated at 1:01 pm, February 1st, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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AFP/Getty Images(PORT SAID, Egypt) — Violence after a soccer match in the northern Egyptian town of Port Said has left dozens of people dead, perhaps as many as 73, and around 1,000 people injured — a sign the death toll could still climb.

Fans of the Masry soccer club rushed the field following a 3-1 victory over the favored Ahly club. Video shows thousands of Masry fans descending onto the field — the Ahly team and fans fleeing.

Egyptian media is reporting that most of the casualties came as a result of suffocation or head injuries.

It was the deadliest day in Egypt since former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power a year ago next week.

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