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One dead in Luxor clashes over Morsi removal

Clashes between Muslims and Christians in Upper Egypt's Luxor leave one dead on Friday morning

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Friday 5 Jul 2013

A man has died in a fight between Muslims and Christians in Upper Egypt's Luxor.

Hassan Sayed Sedki, a Muslim resident of western Luxor, was killed at dawn on Friday in a fight over the removal of Mohamed Morsi.

Following his death, Muslims burnt several Christian homes in the city.

On Wednesday, army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced that Mohamed Morsi had been removed from power. After the statement, clashes erupted between pro- and anti-Morsi supporters in several cities, including Minya, Marsa Matrouh, Zagazig and Alexandria.

The head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, was sworn in as the country’s interim president on Thursday.


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