Seventy-four killed in Egyptian soccer riot

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Seventy-four people were killed after a riot broke out after an Egyptian soccer game.

According to officials, it is still unclear whether or not the riot was started because of the rivalry between the two teams or political issues in the area. The riot broke out after the game when everyone inside had to funnel out of a narrow pathway to get out of the stadium.

Supports of the opposing team carried clubs and knives and attacked those trapped from behind them. More than 70 people were stabbed, crushed, or suffocated to death.

Many are blaming the military for failing to prevent the rioting from taking place. The board for the Egyptian Soccer Federation will be questioned about the violence and the police chief in the area, Port Said, has resigned.

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