Mubarak facing stroke risk at any time

Mubarak facing stroke risk at any time

Hosni Mubarak. (Egypt TV via Reuters TV)

Cairo (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - Hosni Mubarak may be hit by a stroke at any time, a senior official in the prison where the Egyptian ex- president is serving a life imprisonment said.

Mubarak`s health is seriously deteriorating, and he is having irregular heart beats and difficulties in breathing, the official in Cairo`s Torah prison was quoted by the official news agency MENA as saying.

Mubarak is suffering a breakdown and has been put on the ventilator for long hours, the source said, adding that he is likely to be transferred to a military hospital.

The Egyptian former president was put in prison last week after a criminal court in Cairo sentenced him to a life imprisonment for charges of complicity in killing protestors.

His wife Suzanne and daughters-in-law have visited him in the prison, the official said.