22 Egyptian soccer fans killed in clashes with police

Modified 09 Feb 2015
Egyptian police clash with fans in a soccer riot in 2014

Cairo, Feb 9:Β At least 22 Egyptian soccer fans were killed and some 20 others injured in the clashes with police Sunday night in the capital Cairo, media reports said.

The clashes took place when the fans of Zamalek club, known as Ultras White Knights, tried to storm Cairo's Air Defence Stadium to watch the match between Zamalek and Enppi club without buying tickets, Xinhua reported citing state-run MENA news agency.

The fans were killed due to suffocation and stampede after police forces used teargas to disperse them, according to a press statement of the interior ministry.

The match went ahead, despite the clashes.

In 2012, a riot at a soccer stadium in the city of Port Said left 73 people dead and hundreds others injured after a match between the clubs of Al-Masry and Al-Ahli.

Published 09 Feb 2015
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