Twelve hurt in blast discontinuance to Cairo airport


Emergency personnel at the scene after a immense explosion at a militia owned petrochemical plant discontinuance to Cairo World Airport, Cairo, Egypt, early thirteen July 2018Image copyright

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Emergency groups at the scene of the explosion, a petrochemical plant discontinuance to Cairo World Airport

Twelve of us possess been injured after an explosion at a chemical factory discontinuance to Cairo’s airport, Egypt’s inform details agency MENA says.

They possess got been hospitalised, however the severity of their injuries is no longer yet identified.

An military spokesman said the blast became caused by “high temperatures” at a gasoline storage facility.

Air visitors at the airport has no longer been affected, Egypt’s aviation minister Younis al-Masri confirmed.

Per eyewitnesses, the sound of the explosion became deafening and flames is inclined to be seen from a distance.

Pictures shared on social media appear to cloak a fireball rising into the air within the Heliopolis district.

Firefighters possess since managed to subdue the flames, essentially essentially based on inform television.