Egypt Independent

Mother, four children found dead in Fayoum apartment



A horrendous crime shook the city of Fayoum this morning as the police found a mother and her four children dead in an apartment.

According to the preliminary inspection of the apartment and the five bodies, an unidentified assailant smashed their heads with a sharp machine until their death, leaving them drowned in their blood in various places within the apartment.

An official security source said that the police arrested the father, a teacher, after preliminary investigations showed that he was behind the massacre of the family, although his motives are not yet clear.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm