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August 15, 2013 8:18 am

Bloody Wednesday: Official Death Toll in Egypt Surpasses 500

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Protests in Egypt. Photo: Screenshot.

BBC – Egypt says 525 people were killed on Wednesday when security forces stormed Islamist protest camps in Cairo after a stand-off lasting weeks.

Most of the victims died in the capital but there was violence around the country on the bloodiest day since the pro-democracy uprising two years ago.

The final toll is believed far higher as scores of bodies are not registered.

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