Brawls between rival football teams in Casablanca, Morocco left two dead and 54 injured on Saturday according to local reports. Videos from the scene showed fans throwing lit flares and bottles across the stadium at each other.
The clashes occurred at a match on Saturday between the local Raja de Casablanca club and Chabab Rif Al Hoceima. The rioting started just after the final whistle. Raja de Casablanca won the match 2 -1 at the Stade Mohammed V stadium.
Eleven cars were also damaged by stones outside the stadium. A statement from the General Directorate of National Security read, " Two people died on arrival at the hospital, one was injured with a sharp object, the other did not present any apparent signs of violence, and 54 others were injured and evacuated to the hospital Moulay Youssef to receive the necessary care."
At least 10 people were arrested before the match and 30 after it had ended for acts of vandalism. A judicial inquiry headed by the public prosecutor has been set up to determine the circumstances behind the violence.