Prosecution launches probe into Egyptian TV host Ebrashy's death



Sat, 15 Jan 2022 - 07:48 GMT


Sat, 15 Jan 2022 - 07:48 GMT

FILE – Wael el Ebrashi

FILE – Wael el Ebrashi

CAIRO – 15 January 2022: Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy ordered on Saturday a probe into the circumstances of the death of the renowned TV host, Wael el Ebrashi.

The Public Prosecution said in a statement that Ebrashi's widow submitted a complaint against the deceased's attending physician, saying that he gave Ebrashi unauthorized tablets claiming their effectiveness in treating coronavirus.

The doctor was also heavily smoking in the deceased's bedroom despite knowing the behavior’s negative impact, she added.

Ebrashi was admitted to the hospital due to taking these pills with a high rate of pulmonary fibrosis, the widow said.

Doctors attempted to save his life for a whole year until he died of the fibrosis complications, the widow added.

Born in 1963 in Dakahlia governorate, Ebrashi passed away on Sunday due to coronavirus complications.

Ebrashi, 59, contracted the virus in December 2020 and had been treated since then, which disabled him from presenting his program Al Tasea.

Ebrashi was the host of “al-Ashira Masa'an” (Ten PM) TV program on Egypt's Dream 2 TV channel.

He was also a journalist and editor-in-chief of Sawt El Omma Newspaper.



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