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The head of the Egyptian military has warned the ongoing political conflict could lead to the collapse of the state. Seven people have reportedly been shot dead and hundreds injured in Port Said during the funerals of 33 protesters killed in the city

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Man shot dead during Egypt port city funerals

An 18-year-old Egyptian man was killed in Port Said today when thousands of people held funerals for 33 who died in protests at the weekend, a hospital official in the Mediterranean port said.

The head of Port Said hospitals, Abdel Rahman Farag, told Reuters the teenager died from a gunshot wound in the chest.

More than 416 people were injured as a result of teargas inhalation, while 17 suffered gunshot wounds. Many of the 33 people who died in the city yesterday were killed by gunshots.

Report: Violence erupts at Port Said funerals

Police have fired tear gas during the funerals of those killed in yesterday's riot in Port Said, Egypt, according to Al Jazeera reporter Rawya Rageh.


Report: Two footballers among 27 killed in Port Said riots

Two football players are among 27 people killed in riots in the Egyptian city of Port Said, the area's director of hospitals has told the Press Association.

Violence erupted in Port Said after a judge sentenced 21 people to death in connection with soccer violence that left 74 fans of the Cairo-based Al-Ahly team dead.

Dr Abdel-Raham Farah said Mahmoud Abdel-Halim al-Dizawi, a football player in Port Said's Al-Marikh club, was shot three times and died. He said Tamer al-Fahla, a footballer who used to play for the city's main Al-Masry team, was also shot dead on his way to the Al-Marikh club.


Port Said residents react to football death sentences

Residents in Port Siad, where the deadly football riot took place last February, react to the death sentences passed down today. Credit: Asmaa Wauguih / Reuters

Port Said residents rampaged through the streets in anger after 21 people were sentenced to death for their role in the deadly football riot that took place in February last year.

The defendants are all from Port Said, and their supporters attempted to storm the prison to free other defendants.

Residents of Port Said react to the news that 21 men will be sentenced to death for their role Credit: Asmaa Wauguih / Reuters
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