Bread shortage in Egypt prompts violence

03/25/2008 | CNN

In the latest sign that soaring food prices are shaking poorer countries, at least seven people have died in Egypt in clashes related to a shortage of subsidized bread. People in poor neighborhoods in Cairo have been lining up to buy bread sold at a heavy discount by the state, but violence has erupted as a lack of the food staple has caused waits lasting for hours.

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