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Egyptian journalist killed in butane explosion during Port Said rally

Anti-Morsi demonstration in Port Said is interrupted by butane-gas cylinder explosion, killing 38-year-old Egyptian journalist

Ahram Online, Saturday 29 Jun 2013
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At least one person was killed and 12 injured in an accidental explosion caused by a butane gas cylinder in the Egyptian canal city of Port Said.

According to Ahram Online's reporter in the field, the gas cylinder exploded after accidently being struck by fireworks, killing 38-year-old Egyptian journalist Salah Hassan.

The explosion, which took place as dozens of protesters opposed to President Mohamed Morsi gathered at the city's Al-Shuhada Square in front of the governor's office.

Earlier on Friday, thousands of anti-government protesters marched to the square, chanting against both the president and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Friday witnessed nationwide protests in Egypt both for and against the embattled president, who was propelled to power by the Muslim Brotherhood in June 2012 elections.

In Cairo, hundreds of thousands gathered at Nasr City's Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque in support of Morsi, while thousands of anti-Morsi protesters marched to Tahrir Square to demand his ouster.

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