UN Secretary-General saddened by deaths, injuries after outbreak of violence at end of football match in Port Said, Egypt

NEW YORK, February 3, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 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.


United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General

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