17 Feb '11, 1am

Around 365 people were killed and 5,500 wounded in protests across Egypt, its health ministry said

Around 365 people were killed and 5,500 wounded in protests across Egypt, its health ministry said

Jobless archaeology graduates protest in demand of jobs. Around 365 people were killed and 5,500 wounded in protests across Egypt, the health ministry said. -- PHOTO: AP CAIRO - AROUND 365 people were killed and about 5,500 wounded in protests across Egypt that led to the overthrow of strongman Hosni Mubarak, the health ministry said on Wednesday. 'The total number of deaths in the events witnessed by Egypt is around 365 ... and 5,500 were treated for injuries,' Health Minister Sameh Farid said in statement carried by the official Mena new agency. Mr Farid said the ministry was still awaiting reports from several hospitals and health offices. Demonstrations erupted on January 25 demanding Mr Mubarak's immediate resignation and calling for political and economic reforms. The protests saw fierce clashes between demonstrators and security forces, and later between supporters ...

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