Egyptian forces conceal death toll at field hospital

Egyptian troops have set fire to the field hospital in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square housing all the dead bodies which they have been storming, the field hospital coordinator claimed.

Egyptian forces conceal death toll at field hospital

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian troops have set fire to the field hospital in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square housing all the dead bodies, the field hospital coordinator claimed.

"The hospital was totally burnt by security forces with all the dead bodies inside after a warning for the injured to get out," Omar al-Farouk told Anadolu Agency.

"Those who refused to leave were arrested," he said.

Egypt's security forces have interfered with the treatment of dead bodies in a field hospital they have stormed in one of the main pro-Morsi camps, the spokesman of deposed President Morsi's party has said.

The forces stormed the hospital set up by protesters in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square with the aim of concealing the death toll, spokesman of Freedom and Justice Party Murad Ali said late Wednesday.

Ali put the death toll at 1,000, with over 10,000 injuries.

Security forces also torched the main stage from where speakers used to address the supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, Ali said.

Eyewitnesses said the forces entered the hospital and took dead bodies there to an unknown location, while arresting medical staff.

Muslim Brotherhood official Gehad El-Haddad confirmed the hospital storming.

Eyewitness lawyer Ahmad Mafrah said ambulances were shot at while trying to go into the square to reach the injured.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ağustos 2013, 22:10
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