Protest against
 food poisoning
 at Al Azhar

CAIRO — Hundreds of students from Egypt’s top Islamic university protested to demand investigation and punishment of those responsible for a second mass food poisoning on campus this month.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Tue 30 Apr 2013, 9:07 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:27 PM

Ninety Al Azhar University students were hospitalised on Monday after eating at a campus cafeteria, the health ministry said. Earlier this month, some 460 Al Azhar University students were hospitalised following a mass food poisoning on campus.

Students said the incident on Monday was a sign of neglect by officials at Al Azhar, a thousand-year-old mosque and university in Cairo.

An initial investigation of the first food poisoning incident by the toxicology unit of Ain Shams hospital in Cairo blamed contaminated food. “Those of you who are silent about this, why are you silent?” the students chanted. They blocked a road in front of university in the Cairo neighbourhood of Nasr City.

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