25 Egyptian workers killed in Cairo blast

SHAFAQNA - At least 25 workers were killed on Tuesday when a massive fire tore through an eastern district of Egyptian capital Cairo, according to a Health Ministry spokesman.

“Another 22 people were injured in the fire, which gutted a timber factory in eastern Cairo’s Al-Obour City,” said ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar.

The spokesman added that civil defense personnel and firefighters had since managed to extinguish the blaze.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire began after a gas cylinder exploded as it was being carried by workers.

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