22 dead in Egypt riots
- Published: 26 Jan 2013 at 19.45
- Online news:
CAIRO - The death toll in clashes in Egypt's canal city of Port Said on Saturday reached 22, the health ministry said, as fighting raged after 21 death sentences were handed down in a Cairo court connection with the country's worst football violence.
Two policemen were among those killed, the interior ministry said.
Seventy-three people, including sports officials and policemen, were charged with premeditated murder or negligence in connection with the rioting at Port Said stadium in February last year.
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