File picture shows Egyptian army soldiers on top of an armoured personnel carrier as they guard a street that leads to Cairo's Mustafa Mahmoud mosque on August 23, 2013
File picture shows Egyptian army soldiers on top of an armoured personnel carrier as they guard a street that leads to Cairo's Mustafa Mahmoud mosque on August 23, 2013 © Gianluigi Guercia - AFP/File
File picture shows Egyptian army soldiers on top of an armoured personnel carrier as they guard a street that leads to Cairo's Mustafa Mahmoud mosque on August 23, 2013
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Last updated: September 2, 2014

Egypt military academy stampede kills 9

Nine people were killed on 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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