Sky News cameraman Mick Deane was shot and killed as Egyptian security forces stormed a sit-in demonstration at Rabaa Adawiya, in Nasr City, Cairo, on the morning of Wednesday, Aug, 14. The demonstrators were supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Around 149 people were killed in clashes in the capital and ensuing violence around the country, the Egyptian Health Ministry said, according to news reports. The Muslim Brotherhood said the death toll was much higher.
Deane, 61, had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington, D.C., and then Jerusalem, the network reported. He had been covering the clashes in Egypt with Sky’s Middle East correspondent, Sam Kiley. None of the other team members were hurt, the broadcaster said.
The BBC reported that Deane was born in Hannover, Germany. The Washington Post said he was the husband of former Post reporter Daniela Deane and that the couple have two sons.