(INDEPENDENT) — An Egyptian schoolboy has died after being beaten by his teacher as a punishment, the country’s education ministry has said.
The boy, who was in the fifth grade, died of a brain haemorrhage due to severe head injuries, according to local media.
The incident happened at a primary school in Cairo, the ministry said in a statement.
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The Directorate of Education in Cairo is set to launch an “urgent investigation” in to the death.