Middle East

149 dead in Egypt clashes: health ministry

A man looks at bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped, in Cairo, on August 14, 2013.

A man looks at bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped, in Cairo, on August 14, 2013.  (AFP)

The health ministry said 149 people were killed in clashes across Egypt on Wednesday, prompted by a crackdown on protest camps set up by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

It said another 1,403 people were injured as violence roiled several provinces.

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