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U.S. expresses condolences to Egypt on soccer tragedy

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (KUNA) -- The United States expressed on Thursday its deepest condolences after the violence yesterday at a soccer match in Egypt.
"We express our deepest condolences to the Egyptian people on the tragedy in Port Said which resulted in scores of dead and wounded," said State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the violence and their families," she added.
Over 74 people were killed yesterday in the country's worst ever soccer violence between rival fans. (End) jm.ajs KUNA 021712 Feb 12NNNN