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.

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