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Sixteen killed in Cairo after blast at national cancer research institute

2019-08-05T00:09:37.556Z

In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, at least 16 people died in the night from Sunday to Monday in an explosion.


In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, at least 16 people died in the night from Sunday to Monday in an explosion.

The Egyptian Ministry of Health has announced this. The blast took place at the Cairo National Cancer Institute building, an organization that investigates cancer cures.

The institute belongs to the Oncology Department of the University of Cairo. The patients present in the building were evacuated immediately after the explosion.

In addition to the dead, 21 people were injured. The cause of the explosion has not yet been disclosed by the authorities.

Egyptian media report that the medical center's security department first stated that the explosion was caused by an exploding oxygen tank. Later an exploded car was given as the cause, which exploded after a collision just outside the building.

Source: nunl

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