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Chaotic scenes as injured soccer fans return to Cairo after riot


People crowd a train station in Cairo, Egypt waiting for their friends and relatives' arrival from Port Said on Feb. 2, 2012 after the country's worst ever soccer violence. A man, right, carries a poster that reads, "Rest in peace, who is behind this? We are with those who lost their relatives."


An injured man is carried after arriving from Port Said at a train station in Cairo on Feb. 2, 2012.

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Soldiers transfer a wounded fan of Al-Ahly upon his arrival in Cairo aboard a military plane on Feb. 2, 2012.

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Blood is seen on a seat in the Port Said stadium. Feb. 2, 2012.

The head of Egypt's ruling military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, vowed Thursday to track down those behind soccer violence that killed at least 74 people in Port Said, speaking in a rare phone call to an Egyptian TV channel.

"These kind of events can happen anywhere in the world but we will not let those behind this get away," Tantawi said, speaking to the sports television channel owned by Al Ahly, one of the teams playing. He said victims would receive compensation after their cases were examined.

At least 47 people were arrested in connection with the melee, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said. Read the full story.

Follow NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin on Twitter for updates from Cairo and see earlier pictures from Port Said on PhotoBlog.

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A shoe is seen inside the goal net one day after soccer supporters clashed at the Port Said stadium. Feb. 2, 2012.

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Women mourn at a morgue in Cairo on Feb. 2, 2012.

At least 74 people were killed and hundreds more injured when rival soccer fans in Egypt rioted after a match. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo.