Middle East

Egypt military academy stampede kills 9

Army soldiers stand guard in their military vehicle, ahead of expected protests, in central Cairo August 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

CAIRO: Nine people were killed Tuesday in a stampede outside a military academy in Egypt by relatives seeking to visit cadets, the army said in a statement.

The military released a statement expressing its condolences over the accident, adding that the relatives had crowded around the gates of the complex in Ismailia, northeast of Cairo, in violation of regulations for visitors.

Another five people were hurt and taken to hospital for treatment.

"The Armed Forces sends its condolences to the families and relatives of the victims," the statement said.





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