It was not a normal scene of fans cheering their teams at the soccer stadium in the northern coastal city of Port Said in Egypt on Wednesday. Instead, it turned into one of mayhem and mourning.

At least 74 people are confirmed dead in the horrific violence termed as the worst soccer disaster in the country's history.

Moments after the match finished, fans of the home team Al-Masry stormed the field and violently clashed with players, police and fans of rival club Al-Ahly.

"Fans chased the players and cornered their supporters on the field and around the stadium, throwing stones and bottles at them," Al- Jazeera quoted a security official at the stadium.

Fans used rocks, bottles, flares and fireworks in the stadium just seconds after the match finished. Some people were even stabbed to death, Sky news reported, quoting doctors treating the injured.

Most of the fans died of head injuries and suffocation.

Soccer fans flee from a fire at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port SaidReuters
Soccer fans flee from Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012.Reuters
Soccer fans flee from a fire at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012.Reuters
Al Ahli Soccer players try to leave the stadium as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said cityReuters
Soccer fans flee from a fire at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012.Reuters
Soccer fans flee from a fire at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012.Reuters
1. Riot police guard Al Ahli soccer players as they flee Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012.Reuters
A policeman arrests an injured rioting soccer fan as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said cityReuters
A soccer fan flees from the Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012.Reuters
Medical personnel carry a wounded soccer fan at Port Said StadiumReuters