19 Apr '11, 11pm

At least 846 Egyptians died during the 3-week-long protests to oust former president Hosni Mubarak: Govt report

At least 846 Egyptians died during the 3-week-long protests to oust former president Hosni Mubarak: Govt report

In this Feb 12, 2011 file photo, pictures of Egyptians killed during recent protests are seen at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. At least 846 Egyptians died in the nearly three-week-long popular uprising that toppled long-serving President Hosni Mubarak. -- PHOTO: AP CAIRO - AT LEAST 846 Egyptians died in the nearly three-week-long popular uprising that toppled long-serving President Hosni Mubarak, electrifying the region, a government fact-finding mission announced on Tuesday. In their report, the panel of judges described police forces shooting protesters in the head and chest with live ammunition and presented a death toll more than twice that of previous official estimates. 'The fatal shots were due to firing bullets at the head and the chest,' the report read, adding that 'a huge number of eye injures', filled hospitals, and hundreds lost their sight. Earlier official ...

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