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Maspero injury toll rises to 329: Health ministry

The Egyptian government has released updated casualty figures from Sunday's clashes between the army and peaceful protesters, mostly civilians

Ahram Online, Monday 10 Oct 2011
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Ambulances at Maspero on Bloody Sunday (Photo: Nada El-Kouny)
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Injury toll increased to 328 according to ministry of Health official who spoke Monday to ONTV channel a day after deadly clashes at what began as a peaceful march to suuport copts' rights.

"309 of those injured are hospitalised, 160 out of them are civilians and 10 per cent are critical cases, mostly gun shots in different parts of their bodies," said Hesham Shiha, undersectretary of Health Ministry.

Sunday night, clashes between army, central security forces and vigilantes and peaceful protesters left more than 24 dead, mostly civilian Coptic civilians.

Military police has been accused by protesters of using excessive force to disperse the march.

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