As Egypt’s military worked to clear the remaining protesters from Cairo’s central square, an unconfirmed report surfaced that ousted President Hosni Mubarak was in a coma.
Quoting “well-informed sources,” Al-Masry al-Youm said Mubarak had fallen into the coma in Sharm el-Sheik, while pro-government daily al-Gomhuria said he was in a “severe psychological condition” but not a coma, UPI reports.
Al-Masri al-Youm reported Sunday that the former leader was being treated in his vacation home in Sharm el-Sheik. The report also stated that the 82-year-old autocrat fainted twice while recording his final speech that was broadcast on state television before he stepped down.
Egypt has been under the leadership of the state military since Mubarak resigned last week, following 18 days of widespread anti-government demonstrations.