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.