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Twelve hurt in a blast near Cairo International Airport

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7Dnews London - AFP

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:31 GMT

Twelve people have been injured after an explosion at a chemical factory near Cairo's airport, Egypt's state news agency MENA says, reports AFP.

They have been hospitalised, but the severity of their injuries is not yet known. An army spokesman said the blast was caused by "high temperatures" at a fuel storage facility. Air traffic at the airport has not been affected, Egypt's aviation minister Younis al-Masri confirmed.

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