A horrific Egyptian soccer riot following a match in the city of Port Said on Wednesday resultedÂ in at least 73 deaths. Authorities fear the death toll in the violent clash could rise even higher. At least 1,000 people have reportedly been injured in the disaster.
The violent riot erupted after the home team, Al-Masry, landed a rare win with a 3-1 score against Al-Ahly, the nation’s top soccer team. Al-Masry fans, who call themselves the Ultras, reportedly stormed onto the field and began chasing Al-Ahly fans and players, hitting them with stones and sticks as they attempted to flee.