19 Dead, 30 Injured In Car Explosion In Cairo: Egypt Health Ministry

The blast happened when a car driving against traffic on Cairo's Nile corniche road collided with three other cars, the interior ministry said in a separate statement.

19 Dead, 30 Injured In Car Explosion In Cairo: Egypt Health Ministry

So far there are no indications that the car explosion was an attack (Reuters)

Cairo:

Nineteen people died and 30 were injured in an explosion resulting from a car crash in central Cairo, Egypt's health ministry said early this morning.There was no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack

The blast happened when a car driving against traffic on Cairo's Nile corniche road collided with three other cars, the interior ministry said in a separate statement.It triggered a blaze that forced the partial evacuation of the nearby National Cancer Institute, the health ministry said.

Egypt's public prosecutor is investigating the incident, sources told Reuters.



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