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Mubarak’s health getting worse

Egyptian security officials say the health of ousted President Hosni Mubarak has deteriorated further, with doctors having to use a defibrillator twice and feed him liquids intravenously.

The officials said Mubarak's two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were by his side at the intensive care ward of Torah prison hospital south of Cairo where the 84-year-old former president is serving a life sentence.

(File image) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into a courthouse in Cairo. Mubarak's health has taken a turn for the worse. Credit: Associated Press

The officials, who are at Torah, did not say whether the defibrillator was used because Mubarak's heart stopped or to remedy irregular heartbeats. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media. – Sapa-AP

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