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According to the 8 April edition of Masri Al-Yom newspaper, a 15-year-old boy was killed in the riots, in the area around the Ghazl El-Mahalla factory.
The Egyptian government is struggling to tackle acute shortages of subsidised bread amid rising world food prices.
Bread is central to Egyptian life and the Egyptian diet - reflected in the fact that colloquial Arabic uses the word 'aish' (life) rather than the standard Arabic 'khobz'.