Soccer Riot Kills at Least 25 People in Egypt

Soccer Riot Kills at Least 25 People in Egypt

Chaos erupted when fans allegedly tried to force way into stadium.

Published February 9, 2015

A riot outside of a major soccer match in Egypt caused at least 25 deaths on Sunday night.

According to ESPN, before Egyptian Premier League soccer teams Zamalek and ENPPI played against each other at Air Defense Stadium, just east of Cairo, a stampede and fighting between police and fans led to at least 25 people dying.

Although authorities are investigating the riot, it is believed that Zamalek fans attempted to force their way into the stadium without tickets. Fans were also reportedly upset that a narrow door was their only entrance into the stadium. Police reportedly needed to fire tear gas to stop the chaos.

Back in 2012, during a soccer match also in Egypt, 74 people were killed due to a riot. 

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