Egypt crisis: Official death toll passes 500
15 August 2013, 17:35
Cairo – Egypt says 525 people were killed on Wednesday
when security forces stormed Islamist protest camps in Cairo, a BBC report
Most of the victims died in the capital but there was
violence around the country on the bloodiest day since the pro-democracy
uprising two years ago.
The final toll is believed far higher as scores of bodies
are not registered.
Supporters of president Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted last
month, say more than 2 000 died.
A state of emergency has been imposed by the interim
government, which took power after the army removed Morsi on 3 July.