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At least 124 dead as police clear pro-Morsi demos

Update : 14 Aug 2013, 04:24 AM

At least 124 people were killed Wednesday in Cairo as police moved in to disperse two protest camps set up by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, AFP has reported.

The correspondent who counted the bodies in three morgues at Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque said many appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.

Initially, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood had said at least 100 people were killed and over 2,000 injured during a police crackdown on the two major protest camps held by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

“100+ dead & 2000+ wounded,” Brotherhood spokesman Gehad al-Haddad tweeted early Wednesday, according to AFP.

Reuters has reported that Egyptian security forces finished breaking up the smaller of two Cairo protest camps set up by supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, after the police moved in the early hours against the sit-ins.

TV footage showed members of the security forces searching tents at the camp. The sit-in was located on the west bank of the Nile near Cairo University. 

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