January 26th, 2013
04:58 AM ET

A dozen die protesting an even deadlier soccer riot in Egypt

Twelve people died over two days in clashes between Egyptian police and protesters amid reports of inadequate security at a soccer match that devolved into a riot, in which 79 fans were killed, officials said Saturday.

Seven people, including a police officer, were killed in Cairo, the Health Ministry reported. Five were killed in Suez, all by gunshot wounds, the ministry said.

The deaths tolls were revised because of a fluid situation and differing reports from ambulances and the morgue.


Filed under: Egypt • Soccer • Sports • Uncategorized • World Update
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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Oh boy, what fun we have at sports events!

    January 26, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. kevobx

    Satan is peace. God is rest *Isaiah 30:15 In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. *Hebrews 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

    January 26, 2013 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    The people of Egypt must live in their homes free of dictatorship, people must organize systematically and defeate any military actions from Egypt Government to establish order for themselves the intruders and prowestners

    January 26, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. the prophet

    All Governments and military can be defeated, without even lifting a finger it takes a generous mind, these clashes are actually put in place by Egyptian Government it's a tactic.

    January 26, 2013 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. Portland tony

    Egyptians in Port Said and the city of Suez rioted over death sentences handed out to 21 people who were found responsible for the 79 fatalities at the noted soccer match. Riots in Cairo were primarily about politics. Hard to keep track of the riots!

    January 26, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Riots are exactly that -riots. Anywhere.

    January 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    All right, here is a solution :

    Let's ban all sport spectators. Until they can devise some type of protective gear that can help protect them from the rigors of this activity, there should be a lockout. This has truly become a full contact sport and only the strong shall survive.
    And another thing, the players on the field should be required to pay admission to watch the action in the stands.

    January 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The spectators certainly are seeing more action than the players on the field; this is true...and sad.

      January 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ramosh

    shame who making strike againe mursi what kind fool peoples are they?some egyption don't have brain

    July 15, 2013 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |