Egypt: Terrified fans fled with dead bodies

2012-02-02 14:07
Cape Town - Terrified football fans fled carrying dead bodies into teams’ dressing room after an explosion of soccer violence that left 74 people dead and 1 000 injured in Egypt, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.

The report quoted Al-Ahly goalkeeper Sharif Ikrami, who was injured in the clashes as saying that he saw dead bodies being carried past him in the changing room, adding that his entire team had now quit football.

"There were people dying in front of us. It's over. We've all made a decision that we won't play soccer any more. We can't think about it," he said.

Violence flared in the Mediterranean city of Port Said on Wednesday night after local team Al-Masry beat Cairo's Al-Ahly - the country's most successful club - 3-1.

Security forces loyal to ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have been blamed for sparking the football riot.

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