Explosion at Cairo chemical factory
An explosion at a chemical factory near Cairo’s main airport has injured at least a dozen people, reports said. Firefighters have contained the fire, caused by the blast, late on Thursday, at a storage facility, an interior ministry spokesman said.
There were no reports of any deaths. The official said the wounded were being treated in hospital.
Images circulated online showed huge flames, and thick smoke billowing up into the sky.
Army spokesman, Tamer al-Rifai, said the explosion was the result of the “high temperature”.