Scores killed in Egypt football disaster

Scores killed in Egypt football disaster

Al Ahli soccer players try to leave the stadium as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, in Egypt, February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as "a war, not football". Wednesday's trouble flared at the end of a match when Port Said team al-Masry beat Al Ahli, one of Egypt's most successful clubs, 3-1. (REUTERS)

A flare is lit in Cairo Stadium during the first half of a football match between Zamalek and Ismaili clubs in Cairo on February 1, 2012.  At least 73 people were killed in fan violence after a football match between Al-Ahly and Al-Masry clubs in the city of Port Said, the health ministry said, as Egypt struggled with a wave of incidents linked to poor security. (AFP)

Egyptian riot police stand guard in Cairo Stadium during the first half of a match between Zamalek and Ismaili clubs in Cairo on February 1, 2012.  At least 73 people were killed in fan violence after a football match between Al-Ahly and Al-Masry clubs in the city of Port Said, the health ministry said, as Egypt struggled with a wave of incidents linked to poor security. (AFP)

Flames rise from Cairo Stadium during the first half of a match between Zamalek and Ismaili clubs in Cairo on February 1, 2012.  At least 73 people were killed in fan violence after a football match between Al-Ahly and Al-Masry clubs in the city of Port Said, the health ministry said, as Egypt struggled with a wave of incidents linked to poor security. (AFP)

Riot police guard Al Ahli soccer players as they flee Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as "a war, not football". Wednesday's trouble flared at the end of a match when Port Said team al-Masry beat Al Ahli, one of Egypt's most successful clubs, 3-1. (REUTERS)

Football fans try to leave the stadium as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, Egypt, February, 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as "a war, not football". (REUTERS)

Police officers react as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, Egypt, February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as "a war, not football". (REUTERS)

Flares are thrown in the stadium during clashes that erupted after a football match between Egypt's Al-Ahly and Al-Masry teams in Port Said, 220 kms northeast of Cairo, on February 1, 2012. At least 40 people were killed and hundreds injured according to medical sources. (AFP)

Soccer fans run near a fire at the stop of the stadium during a soccer match between Al Ahli and al-Masry in Port Said February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as "a war, not football". (REUTERS)

A policeman arrests an injured rioting soccer fan as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, in Egypt, February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as "a war, not football". (REUTERS)

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