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Cairo: Egypt's head of state rates ghost travel as a terrorist attack

2019-08-05T15:30:39.187Z

A stranger had raced in the wrong direction through Cairo, an explosion killed 20 people. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks of an act of terrorism.


Egypt has classified the ghost ride of a stranger by Cairo with at least 20 dead as an act of terrorism. Explosives have been detected in the car, the Ministry of the Interior said after investigating the vehicle. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke on Twitter and Facebook of a "terrorist act".

A ghost rider had crashed three cars in an accident on the night of Monday in downtown Cairo, causing an explosion that left at least 20 dead and 47 injured. The wrong-way driver was on the road Corniche, which runs along the Nile through the city center of Cairo. The accident occurred in front of the National Cancer Institute of Egypt.

According to eyewitnesses were in the clinic by the force of the explosion several windows to break. There are cancer patients from all over the country for treatment. Photos showed several cars in flames. The Egyptian Procuratorate sent a team of investigators to investigate the cause of the explosion.

There are several government buildings in the area, including the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Prime Minister, as well as foreign embassies. Cars often drive at increased speed on the Corniche and often change lanes.

Source: zeit

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