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At least 50 dead in latest Egypt violence

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12:06 PM - 16 Aug 2013



At least 50 people have died in the latest violence in Egypt.

Gunfire has been exchanged between police and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in cities throughout the country.

Tens of thousands of people have been on the streets across Egypt to protest the removal of Mohamed Morsi - and the events of last Wednesday, when hundreds of Morsi supporters were killed by police and the military.

Army helicopters have been dropping tear gas cannisters on protestors, and witnesses said automatic weapons had been used to disperse the crowds.

State TV has confirmed at least 15 people have died, but Reuters says at least 50 people have been killed in Cairo.

At least 25 bodies have been counted in one mosques in the capital, where mosques are being used as makeshift morgues for the third day running.

The Egyptian government has labelled the Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorists' and says it will use all of its forces to confront them.



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