#AceNewsReport – Aug.05: Twenty people were killed and 47 injured when a car packed with explosives intended for a militant attack blew up outside Cairo’s main cancer hospital on Monday, the interior ministry said: Earlier it was reported that at least 19 people have been killed in an explosion after several cars collided in the Egyptian capital, Cairo: Thirty others were injured in the incident, which happened outside a hospital in the centre of the city late on Sunday: There was no official statement indicating it was an attack: The explosion happened when a car which had been travelling against the traffic hit three others, officials said: It sparked a fire that forced the evacuation of nearby buildings: Images of blazing cars and plumes of smoke have been widely shared on social media.
August 5, 2019 at 4:28 am: Middle Eastern Monitor reported:
Seventeen people have died and 32 have been injured in an explosion outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said early on Monday, Reuters reports.
A car driving against traffic on Cairo’s corniche collided with three other cars, causing the explosion, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement.
Egypt’s public prosecutor is investigating the cause of the incident, sources told Reuters, but there was no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack.
AFPOnlookers gather around a badly damaged carEPAPeople help an injured man near to the site of the blast: Dozens of patients from the nearby National Cancer Institute were evacuated to other hospitals, the health ministry said: It added that several people caught up in the blast were in a critical condition: The explosion caused damage to the structure of the hospital, one witness told Reuters news agency: Images showed investigators scouring the scene overnight while armed police stood guard.
The country’s public prosecutor has opened an investigation.
#AceNewsDesk reports ……………….Published: Aug.05: 2019:
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