Second Egyptian girl dies during circumcision

August 11, 2007 17:22

A 13-year-old Egyptian girl died during a circumcision operation, the second such case reported over the past two months, local media said Saturday. The doctor involved has been referred to the state prosecutor for investigation and his clinic in the rural Gharbiyah province has been closed down, state-owned al-Gomhoria daily reported. The earlier death of a 12-year-old girl during a circumcision operation in June sparked a public outcry and prompted the government to officially ban hospitals from performing the traditional procedure which is widespread throughout Egypt.

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