CAIRO: The Zamalek sporting club announced it would pay 50,000 EGP (US $6,557) for each family of at least 20 football fans who were killed in violent incidents that took place outside the Air Force Stadium Sunday, Youm7 reported Thursday.
The Board of Directors of the club also decided to establish a fund in favor of the families.
The Egyptian Football Federation (EFF) stated Monday it would compensate each family with 25,000 EGP ($3,250.)
Riots broke out Sunday ahead of a football match, where groups of fans were denied entry to the stadium. Security forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, causing a crushing stampede in which some were trampled to death. Interior Ministry stated following the incident that the fans did not have proper tickets.
The Forensic medicine Authority said it received 19 dead bodies in the incidents, and denied any deaths due to live fire, birdshots or teargas.
A number of the Zamalek football fan group the Ultras White Nights gathered Thursday outside Zeinhom Morgue to search for the bodies of their missing friends.
A number of the Ultras were also arrested for investigations in the killings. Eighteen of them were released and three have been detained for 15 days.
The prosecution summoned Zamalek midfielder Omar Gaber for testimony in the incidents, according to Aswat Masriya news website. Gaber rejected to play Sunday football match between Zamalek and Enpi due to reports of fans killed. Zamalek Sporting Club (SC) backtracked Wednesday on promises to terminate the contract.