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Updated: Death toll in Egypt violence climbs to 525: Health ministry

At least 525 people were killed in nationwide violence Wednesday, triggered by security crackdown on pro-Morsi protest camps

Ahram Online , Thursday 15 Aug 2013
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A man lies on the ground as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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At least 525 were killed Wednesday when the police forcibly cleared protest camps set up by supporters of toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a health ministry official said Thursday.

Some 3717 others were wounded in the crackdown and ensuing clashes across Egypt, according to health ministry spokesman Mohamed Fathallah.

Egypt's interior ministry told reporters Wednesday night that 43 security personnel had lost their lives in the day's clashes.

Violent unrest convulsing the country has led the interim government to declare a month-long state of emergency, with a daily curfew between 7:00pm and 6:00am in Cairo and 13 other governorates.

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Mohammed moiduddin
15-08-2013 11:48am
464 dead
People were dancing in streets for the military to remove an Elected only after a year. Pres Morsi never resorted to such use of force. He was trying to go against judiciary and military and we accused him of being a tyrant. 24 hours forever has changed egypt
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