12 injured in Cairo chemicals blast

Article by Adam Duckett

TWELVE people have been injured in an explosion at a chemicals storage site in Egypt.

The accident occurred on Thursday at a site run by the Heliopolis Company for the Chemical Industries close to Cairo’s airport.

A military spokesperson said the explosion was due to high temperatures caused by hot weather, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reports.

Of the 12 hurt in the blast, six have been released form hospital. It is not yet known how severe the injuries are of those remaining in hospital.

Article by Adam Duckett

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