A British journalist was among those who lost their lives as shots were fired at prostesters in Cairo on Wednesday morning. Sky News has confirmed that Mick Deane, one of the station’s cameramen was shot while covering the violence in Cairo. Mick, who worked with Sky for 15 years was based in Washington before he moved to Jerusalem.
A report from the TV satation stated that he was part of the team covering the violence in Egypt. Other members of the team are unhurt.
John Ryley, Head of Sky News described Mick Deane as “the very best of cameramen, a brilliant journalist and an inspiring mentor to many at Sky”.
While reacting on Twitter, British Prme Minister, David Cameron posted “I am saddened to hear of the death of cameraman Mick Deane, covering Egyptian violence. My thoughts are with his family and the Sky News team.”
Another journalist with Xpress News, Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz too was shot. Habiba who reported for Gulf News was not on official assignment but was on annual vacation to her home country. She joined Gulf News on September 11, 2011 and subsequently joined Xpress on April 1, 2002. Mahzar Farooqui, the Depty Editor of Xpress said “she was passionate about her work and had a promising career ahead”.
The daughter of Mohammed al Beltagy, one of the leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood too was shot and killed i Nasr City, Cairo. The crisis rocking Egypt after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi has continued to escalate with armed troops shooting at supporters of the overthrown President.
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