Arafat sinks into deeper coma

9th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Nov 9 (AFP) - The condition of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat deteriorated overnight and he is now in a deeper coma, the spokesman for the French army medical service said Tuesday.

PARIS, Nov 9 (AFP) - The condition of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat deteriorated overnight and he is now in a deeper coma, the spokesman for the French army medical service said Tuesday.

"The state of health of president Yasser Arafat deteriorated in the night of November 8 to 9, 2004. The state of coma which led to his admission to the intensive care unit became deeper this morning," said Christian Estripeau.

"This marks a significant step towards a development whose prognosis is doubtful," he said.

The 75-year-old Palestinian figurehead is being treated at the Percy military hospital in the Paris suburb of Clamart where he was admitted ten days ago suffering from a blood disorder.

© AFP

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