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Secretary-General Saddened by Deaths, Injuries after Outbreak
of Violence at End of Football Match in Port Said, Egypt
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is saddened by the death of more than 74 people and the injury of hundreds of others following the outbreak of violence yesterday evening at the end of a football match in the city of Port Said, Egypt. He extends his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were 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.
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