|Published:||Aug 15, 2013 6:27 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 15, 2013 6:30 AM EDT|
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Health Ministry is raising the death toll in Wednesday's violence in the streets of Cairo.
Officials say at least 525 people were killed after police moved to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The deadly clashes spread to other parts of the Egyptian capital and a string of other cities across the country.
Officials also say more than 2,900 people were injured.
The violence prompted the government to declare a month-long state of emergency and a nighttime curfew in Cairo, Alexandria on the Mediterranean and 12 provinces where violence broke out.
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