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Death toll in Egypt's protests tops 100: sources
January 29, 2011 / 11:41 PM / 7 years ago

Death toll in Egypt's protests tops 100: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - More than 100 people have been killed during anti-government protests that have swept Egypt, according to a Reuters tally of reports from medical sources, hospitals and witnesses.

<p>Protesters carry the body of a man killed during an attempt to storm the interior ministry in Cairo January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

There was no official figure, and the real figure may be very different, given the confusion on the streets.

On Saturday in Beni Suef, south of Cairo, police shot dead 17 people trying to attack two police stations and eight people were killed during protests. Eight others were killed in clashes when prisoners tried to escape from Abu Zaabal prison in Cairo.

Some 68 deaths were reported killed in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria during Friday’s protests.

Before then, security sources had said at least six people, including a police officer, had been killed since the protests started on Tuesday.

On Saturday, medical sources told Reuters around 2,000 people had been wounded throughout the country, however with more protests erupting, that number was almost certain to rise.

The sources were unable to specify whether they were police or protesters.

Writing by Alison Williams; editing by Jon Boyle

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