Deadly explosion outside Cairo hospital kills 19, injures 30

Nineteen people were killed and over thirty others were injured outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute in central Cairo.

The interior ministry said one car was speeding and collided with the others, causing the explosion late on Sunday. However, the reason for the large explosion was not immediately clear. It also was not clear if the casualties were all from the vehicles.

Firefighters were deployed tried to control the massive fire that damaged several cars.

The cancer treatment facility was evacuated soon after the crash, which happened near the famous Tahrir Square. The health ministry said the injured people were taken to hospitals for treatment.

There is no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack, Egypt’s public prosecutor is investigating the cause of the incident.

Bomb experts and forensic experts too joined the scene to collect evidence.

Source : Various

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