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Egypt declares state of emergency

Scores of Egyptians are killed after security forces move in on protesters demanding the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi.

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A TV cameraman for Britain's Sky News has been shot and killed while covering the deadly violence in Cairo, the channel says.

Mick Deane, a 61-year-old father of two children, had worked for Sky for 15 years and was a veteran cameraman who had been based in Washington DC and Jerusalem.

He was part of a Sky News team reporting on the crisis in Cairo with the channel's Middle East correspondent Sam Kiley when he was shot and wounded on Wednesday.

Mick Deane: shot dead in Egypt.

Mick Deane: shot dead in Egypt. Photo: AFP

Deane received medical treatment for his injuries, but died shortly afterwards.

None of the other members of the team were injured, Sky said.

The channel's foreign editor Tim Marshall said: "He was a friend. Our hearts go out to his family.

"He died doing what he'd been doing so brilliantly for decades."

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "saddened" by the news.

John Ryley, head of Sky News, said: "Everyone at Sky News is shocked and saddened by Mick's death.

"He was a talented and experienced journalist who had worked with Sky News for many years.

Security forces stormed two huge Cairo protest camps occupied for weeks by supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, leaving at least 124 people dead in a crackdown that turned into a bloodbath.

The Sky News cameraman was the second journalist to be killed in Egypt on Wednesday.

Habiba Ahmad Abdel Aziz, a 26-year-old reporter for the Xpress supplement of the Dubai-based Gulf News, died as troops clashed with pro-Morsi protesters.

She was visiting Egypt, her home country, on holiday and was not working at the time.

Reporters Without Borders told AFP that four other journalists, all Egyptians, were injured in Wednesday's clashes.

Three were photographers and cameramen while one was a reporter.

AFP

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