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Wednesday
Feb012012

Egyptian Soccer Riots Leave Dozens Dead

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.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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