Christian visit to Muslims on Eid turns into tragedy

The tragedy started on Tuesday when a Christian family visited Muslim friends in the Suez neighborhood of al-Ganayen.

Christian visit to Muslims on Eid turns into tragedy

A road accident has turned a visit by a Christian family to Muslim friends in the canal province of Suez to offer greetings on the advent of Eid al-Adha into a nightmare.

The tragedy started on Tuesday when a Christian family visited Muslim friends in the Suez neighborhood of al-Ganayen to offer them feast congratulations.

Upon leaving, the Christian family could not find transport to take them home, forcing Muslim hosts to drive them by motorcycles.

On the way back, the motorcycles turned over, leaving three Muslims and one Christian dead and two more Christians injured, according to a security source.

"An artificial road bump caused the motorcycles to turn over," a member of the Muslim family said.

There are generally cordial relations between Egypt's Muslims and Christians. Sectarian tensions, however, pop up from time to time.

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