CAIRO: One student in the fourth year was killed due to a deadly injury in his lung by birdshot in the Tuesday clashes, according to Faculty of Engineering in Cairo University students’ union, Youm7 reported Tuesday.
There were no confirmed injuries from the resulting explosion and police responded by firing a barrage of tear gas canisters at the students. This caused some to faint due to gas exposure. The Cairo University Students Hospital confirmed that one student, Khalid Ramadan, died from being shot in the lungs with birdshot, but did not identify who fired the birdshot. At least three other students were confirmed injured and received first aid care from fellow students.
Clashes broke out at the Faculty of Commerce after security staff prevented some students from entering after they finished the exams.
Students also organized a march to call on the university administration to intercede to release detained students. Marchers chanted slogans against the police, army and the university.
Clashes also occurred at other universities.
At Asyut University, 250 students organized a protest and fired flares and fireworks at police.
The Ministry of Interior said on its website that security forces fired tear gas canisters at the protesters and managed to disperse them following the explosion of a homemade bomb in front of the university.
In Alexandria, clashes between students and security forces also erupted after students tried to block Abu Keir Road.