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Witnesses Recount Attack On Morsi Supporters

A report from a field hospital in Cairo where nurses and witnesses recall the attack that killed 51 people and injured more than 300 moments after it happened.

CAIRO — In the makeshift field hospital in the al-Raba'a Adawiya Mosque, people are running, crying and comforting each other. Men walk around wearing bloodied clothing, and women wipe brown spots off the floor. Dirty bandages, empty IV bags and other first aid items are scattered around the place.  

"It looks like a massacre happened, doesn’t it?,’’ a young nurse asks Al-Monitor. "We still can’t believe that so many Egyptians lost their lives. It’s horrible.’’

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