Egypt government says 79 people died in violence Saturday: report

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 18, 2013 12:19 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Seventy-nine people died across Egypt on Saturday during political violence and 549 were wounded, the state news agency MENA said on Sunday, quoting government figures.

The latest tally means at least 830 people have died in Egypt since Wednesday in clashes pitting supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi against the security forces.

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