Cairo tram set aflame during pro-Morsi protests crashes into cars

Ahram Online, Friday 22 Nov 2013

Ambulance authority says nine injured in tram accident sparked by Molotov cocktails

Pro-Morsi protesters set fire to tram (Photo: Moustafa Emiera)

Egypt's ambulance authority head Ahmed El-Ansary announced on Friday that at least nine were injured after a tram in Cairo's Nasr City crashed into two cars. 

The accident occurred after supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at a tram line near Al-Nozha street in Nasr City, setting a train carriage and a nearby kiosk on fire.

According to El-Ansary, the injured were transferred to the nearby Heliopolis and Manshyiet El-Bakri hospitals.

Pro-Morsi protesters took the streets on Friday to mark 100 days since a violent security dispersal of two Islamist protest camps left hundreds dead in August.

Thousands marched in a number of Cairo districts, as well as in Alexandria, the Upper Egypt city of Assiut, the Nile Delta cities of Kafr El-Dawwar and Damietta, and the Suez Canal city of Suez, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic website.

The protests, which turned into clashes in several places, left a 10-year-old dead in Suez, as well another killed in Minya and 15 injured nationwide, according to Middle East News Agency (MENA).

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