Explosion heard near Cairo airport, flights unaffected

13 Julio, 2018, 03:47 | Author: Kelly Blake
  • Blast rocks fuel tanks near Cairo airport

There are very few details as yet, but there has been a massive explosion near Egypt's Cairo International Airport.

The incident occurred late on July 12, 2018, local time.

Reuters reported that flight activity at Cairo's airport has been suspended.

"Because of high temperature, one of the petrochemical vessels exploded", the spokesman said in a statement on Facebook. There are no reports of any deaths.

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The explosion reportedly took place just before 11 p.m. local time.

While flights have not been affected, some witnesses described the auto traffic in and out of the airport as a "nightmare".

"The explosion, which took place just outside of Cairo airport, although near it, navigation has been stopped at the airport, according to sources, as a precautionary act, and the airport will open its gates shortly", Egyptian member of parliament Mustafa Bakri wrote on Twitter. IT is believed to have been caused by fuel tanks. Cairo International was the scene of a terrorist attack in 2015 when a passenger smuggled a bomb on to Metrojet Flight 9268.

This is a breaking story.

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