Ex-Egyptian president Mubarak has heart attack during questioning

April 13th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by ANI  

Cairo, Apr. 13 (ANI): Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack during questioning by prosecutors investigating graft and abuse allegations which prompted his admission to the hospital overnight.

State television reported that Mubarak was taken to a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

“Mubarak was admitted to the Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital this afternoon, amid a very heavy security presence in the town,” a security source said.

A hospital source refused to comment on the news and said that “the minister of health will make an announcement” shortly.

Mubarak was admitted by his bodyguards to the VIP wing of the hospital, state television reported, adding that the hospital was not accepting any patients except for emergency cases.

Police cars and ambulances surrounded the hospital, as well as a heavy military police presence, state television said.

Mr Mubarak’s admission to the hospital follows state media reports that he was due to be questioned imminently over violence against protesters and alleged corruption.

Nationwide protests that erupted on January 25 and left an estimated 800 people dead forced Mubarak to give up his 30-year grip on power and hand the reins to a military council.

After he resigned, Mubarak and his family moved to a residence in Sharm el-Sheikh. Although he is subject to a travel ban, his relative freedom has been a thorn in the side of the military rulers. (ANI)

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