Mubarak slips, hits his head in prison
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Mubarak slips, hits his head in prison

84-year-old ousted Egyptian president treated for head injuries and chest bruise

Image capture of former president Hosni Mubarak after he was sentenced to life in prison (photo credit: Egyptian state television)
Image capture of former president Hosni Mubarak after he was sentenced to life in prison (photo credit: Egyptian state television)

CAIRO (AP) — Ousted president Hosni Mubarak slipped in the bathroom in the prison where is serving a life sentence, hitting his head, an Egyptian security official said Saturday.

The official said the ailing Mubarak, 84, was treated in Cairo’s Tora prison Saturday for head injuries and a chest bruise. He said Mubarak also slipped two months ago, but did not injure himself.

The report comes at a particularly tense moment in the transition that has followed Mubarak’s 2011 overthrow, as millions of Egyptians vote in a highly contentious referendum on a draft constitution written by a mostly Islamist panel.

Mubarak was convicted of failing to stop killings of protesters during the uprising. There have been conflicting reports about his health.

The official spoke anonymously as he wasn’t authorized to talk to reporters.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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