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.