By Pesha Magid
Overnight clashes in Cairo near a large pro-Morsi sit-in have left scores of Egyptians dead. The number of deaths from violence between Morsi supporters, opponents, and security forces remains unclear, as different sources are engaged in a ‘war of numbers’.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s official spokesperson, Gehad el Haddad, reports at least 200 dead with over 1,000 injured. The BBC reports that 120 died during the clashes between former President Morsi supporters, opponents, and police early on Saturday morning. The Guardian meanwhile put the death count over 136. Reporters from Mada Masr confirm seeing at least 20 dead, and state that that officials on the scene report 70 dead. Officially, the Ministry of Health announced that 74 were killed and 7489 were injured.
The clashes apparently broke out when pro-Morsi supporters marched towards and attempted to block the 6th of October Bridge late in the evening on…
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