Mansoura University students protest colleague's death on campus

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Apr 2013

Students at Egypt's Mansoura University demonstrate against alleged administrative negligence following death of first-year student in on-campus car accident


Thousands of Mansoura University students demonstrated on Tuesday to protest what they describe as administrative negligence on campus and at the university's hospital, which, they allege, had led to the death of a student.

Last Monday, first-year Mansoura University student Jihad Moussa was hit by a car on the university's campus. After being transferred to the university hospital, Moussa soon succumbed to her injuries.

Protesting students attributed Moussa's death to the university hospital's lack of equipment.

Students also say that the driver of the car that hit Moussa belonged to a professor at the university.

Moussa's brother, Hamza, has further accused Mansoura University head Ahmed Abdel-Khaleq of attempting to persuade his family not to report that the professor in question had been responsible for the accident that led to Moussa's death.  

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