525 killed in Egypt violence

Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 18:29


At least 525 people were killed in nationwide violence sparked by a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Ministry spokesman Mohammed Fathallah said At least 525 civilians died in Wednesday's violence.

He said 137 people had been killed in the main Rabaa al-Adawiya camp which pro-Morsi protesters had occupied for weeks.