Ban voices sadness after deadly clashes at Egyptian soccer stadium

2 February 2012

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed sadness at last night’s violent clashes at a soccer match in Egypt which led to the deaths of at least 74 people and injuries to hundreds of others.

The deadly clashes between rival supporters took place after a match in the city of Port Said between the clubs al-Masry and al-Ahly.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

“The Secretary-General trusts the Government of Egypt will take appropriate measures to respond to this tragic incident, with the full cooperation of all concerned,” the statement noted.

 

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