Death toll in Egypt violence now at 525

Agence France-Presse
(UPDATED) The number of deaths from the nationwide crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi continues to rise

GRIEF. A man grieves as he looks at one of many bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped, in Cairo, on August 14, 2013. Photo by AFP / Mosaab el-Shamy

CAIRO, Egypt (UPDATED) – At least 525 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday, August 14, including 202 protesters in a Cairo Islamist sit-in, a health ministry official told AFP.

The death toll included 43 policemen who died in violence across the country and 202 protesters killed in the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp, senior health ministry official Khaled al-Khatib said on Thursday.

“Eighty-seven also died in Giza and the rest elsewhere across the country,” Khatib said. Giza is the Cairo district where police broke up another Islamist sit-in on Wednesday.
The policemen died in clashes with the protesters in Cairo and in attacks on police stations across the country.

At the smaller of the two encampments in Nahda square, 57 people were killed and 227 died in the rest of the country. 

The interior ministry said 43 policemen had also been killed. – 

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