Egypt suspends soccer league following deadly clash with police
Egyptian firefighters extinguish fire from a vehicle outside a sports stadium in a Cairo's northeast district, on February 8, 2015 during clashes between supporters of Zamalek football club and security forces. (AFP/File)
The Egyptian government has suspended the national football league following a deadly clash with police which left 25 people dead, reports AP.
Supporters of a football club Zamalek clashed with Egyptian police before a match.
A medical source at the hospital told Ahram Online the fans died of suffocation from tear gas and a stampede.
The clash began before the match between the Zamalek Ultras and ENPPI started. Ahram Online called it the worst football-related incident since the Port Said incident three years ago, when a riot at an Egyptian League football match led to 74 deaths and two officers receiving 15-year prison sentences for negligence.