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Football Games Suspended in Egypt as 19 Die in Clashes

Politics - Egypt suspended all major football games after 19 people were killed in the outbreak of violence between fans and police.

The violence erupted as thousands of fans tried to force their way into a Cairo stadium to watch a game, triggering panic, AFP reported. Police fired tear gas and birdshot at the crowds.

"Nineteen people died," Interior Ministry Spokesman Hani Abdel Latif told AFP. Prosecutors earlier gave a death toll of 22.

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