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Egypt death toll 53 as calm returns

Updated: 2013-10-08 07:18
By Agencies in Cairo, Egypt ( China Daily)

The death toll from clashes in Egypt rose to 53 on Monday as calm returned to the streets after one of the bloodiest days since the military toppled Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July.

Traffic flowed normally in central Cairo where thousands of Morsi supporters had battled security forces and army supporters on Sunday on the anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel.

State radio said security forces had regained full control of Egypt, which signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. In addition to the dead, the Health Ministry said 271 people were wounded in the clashes. Most of the casualties were Morsi supporters, security sources said.

Egypt death toll 53 as calm returns