Ex­plo­sion at Cairo chem­i­cal fac­tory

Irish Examiner - - World News -

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”.

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