A deadly brawl following an Egyptian soccer match has left 73 people dead, according to Egyptian state TV.
The deadly stampede began after Al-Masry notched a surprising 3-1 victory over rival Al-Ahly, the top Egyptian soccer club. Al-Masry fans swarmed the field after the surprising victory and reportedly beat and stabbed Al-Ahly fans as they tried to escape the field.
Al-Ahly players were taken into a locker room for protection, but police were unable to protect some of the club's fans from the deadly swarming mob of fans on the field. Al Jazeera reported earlier in the day that the two clubs have a heated rivalry and that skirmishes have occurred in the past between the two fan bases.
Not a lot of information is currently known about the victims, but the Associated Press reported that some of the dead were security officers. An additional 1,000 people were reportedly injured during the brawl.
A video of the deadly brawl was put on YouTube and shows the pure terror and destruction caused in the Egyptian city of Port Said. At one point in the video it appears fires have broken out on the stadium pitch.
All other Egyptian premier league matches have been canceled, according to BBC, and the Egyptian parliament will hold an emergency session on Thursday.