Death Toll from Egypt Violence Rises to 638

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian Health Ministry has raised the death toll from the day's violence that followed a crackdown on two camps housing supporters of the ousted president to 638.

Ministry spokesman Mohammed Fathallah told The Associated Press on Thursday that the number of injured in the previous day's violence also has risen to 3,994.

Wednesday's violence began when police moved to clear two protest camps housing mainly Islamist protesters calling for Mohammed Morsi's reinstatement. The crackdown prompted clashes elsewhere in Cairo and other cities.

Fathallah said 288 of the dead were killed in the larger of the two camps, in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district.


KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 219858351 - kbtx.com/a?a=219858351
Gray Television, Inc.