Update: 525 killed in Egypt day of carnage - health ministry
Thursday 15 August 2013 - 1:14pm
CAIRO - At least 525 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday, including 202 protesters in a Cairo Islamist sit-in, a health ministry official told AFP.
The death toll included 43 policemen who died in violence across the country and 202 protesters killed in the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp, senior health ministry official Khaled al-Khatib said on Thursday.
"Eighty-seven also died in Giza and the rest elsewhere across the country," Khatib said. Giza is the Cairo district where police broke up another Islamist sit-in on Wednesday.
The policemen died in clashes with the protesters in Cairo and in attacks on police stations across the country.
Despite the carnage, Islamists vowed to rally Thursday in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.
*This article has been updated to include detail on the Islamists vowing to rally.