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DEADLY Dozens Killed in Egyptian Riots AFP / Getty Images

Dozens Killed in Egyptian Riots

A reported 70 people were killed and dozens more injured Wednesday during riots following an Egyptian soccer match in Port Said. A security official said fans of the winning side rushed the field, chased the losing squad's players, and cornered their supporters, throwing stones and bottles at them. Most of the victims reportedly died from suffocation or head injuries. Al-Ahly, Egypt’s top team, had a rare defeat handed to it by al-Masry, and the two teams have a bitter rivalry that has resulted in violence over the past couple of years. According to Al Jazeera, there has been a security vacuum in Egypt since last year’s revolution.

February 1, 2012 2:51 PM