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Arsonists attack tram in southern Athens, passenger escapes unscathed

A female tram passenger escaped unscathed when arsonists attacked a tram in southern Athens early on Monday.

The tram was set to leave the terminal at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Neo Faliro when a group of arsonist smashed a window and threw an incendiary device made from camping gas canisters inside a carriage.

The ensuing fire was put out by the fire service but not before the seats in the carriage had been destroyed.

The incident has affected tram services on the line.