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Students protest mass food poisoning in Egypt

Hundreds of Egyptian students angered by a mass outbreak of food poisoning, have been protesting for a second day after nearly 500 students from Cair’s Al-Azhar university were admitted to hospital with food poisoning.

Khaled el-Khateib, a senior Egyptian health ministry official, said on Tuesday that all cases of poisoning occurred after a meal was served at the dormitories in the capital Nasr City district on Monday.

Mohamed, a student at Al-Azhar said that this was not the first instance of food poisoning at the university.

“This is not the first time our food has been poisoned. A similar incident happened before. First, we demand clean food, and second, we demand the dismissal of the director of University City, since he is responsible for all the daily management.”

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