EGYPT FOOTBALL MATCH RIOT

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STORY: EGYPT FOOTBALL MATCH RIOTDATELINE: Feb. 2, 2012LENGTH: 0:01:00LOCATION: Port, EgyptCATEGORY: OTHERSVOAt least 74 people were killed and some 1,000 injured in clashes between rival fans after a football match in the northern Egyptian city of Port Said on Wednesday.Officials fear the death toll could rise further.Hundreds were injured as fans - reportedly armed with knives - invaded the pitch after a match between El-Masry and the most popular national team el-Ahly in an Egyptian premier league match.Due to insufficient security, most of the fans entered the stadium with sticks and supporters of the two rival teams started fighting each other. Reports said the riot was caused by some insulting posters carried by the Ahly fans. Part of the stadium was set on fire.Officials said some of the dead the clashes were security officers.The Egyptian deputy health minister said it's the biggest disaster in the country's football history.Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood - which has emerge
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