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Three killed, 437 injured in Egypt's mass funeral

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 18:35 hrs

Cairo: At least three people were killed and over 437 injured Sunday in Egypt's seaside city of Port Said during a mass funeral for the victims of Saturday's clashes between security forces and protesters, reported Xinhua citing city hospital chief Abdel-Rahman Farag.

"Three were shot dead, 21 were injured by gunshots and 416 were injured due to teargas bombs," Farag told Xinhua. "The injured people were sent to nearby Port Said hospitals while the three dead bodies were moved to Port Said general morgue."

During the funeral procession, gunshots were heard amid shouts of anger and sorrow, while some family members of the dead people in front of the Port Said morgue vowed for revenge.

The massive funeral was held for the 29 people killed in Saturday's clashes, which erupted after a court sentenced to death 21 suspects in a Port Said football riot that killed 74 in February 2012.

Besides the 29, two police officers were also killed in Saturday's clashes, while over 300 were injured.

The health ministry sent Saturday air ambulances to Port Said to move the seriously wounded to hospitals in Cairo.




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