Death toll in Egypt rises to 120, clashes continue

Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:52:56

At least 120 people have been killed and thousands have been injured in Egypt, during rival demonstrations by the supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi across the country, al-Alam reports.

Al-Alam correspondent, reporting from Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday, described the situation as “disastrous” as at least 120 people have died and more than 4500 wounded during violent protests.

Rabaa al-Adawiya field hospital in Cairo has been able to accept 1500 injured people and thousands are being taken to other hospitals across the town, our reporter said.

The clashes broke out after Morsi's supporters gathered in Cairo’s Nasr City district on Friday, demanding his reinstatement.

Mass rallies were held in response to Muslim Brotherhood’s call for a “peaceful stand” against the recent military “coup” that toppled Morsi. In a statement on Thursday, the movement’s leader, Mohamed Badie, asked Egyptians to come to the streets and demand freedom and legitimacy.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian army reportedly used live ammunition on demonstrators during the mass rallies, which swept Egypt to condemn Morsi's overthrow by the army.


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