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21 Mar 2019 | 03:32 PM UTC

Egypt: Gas explosion leaves 12 people dead in Ain Sokhna March 21

Egypt News Alert

Gas tank explosion at phosphate factory leaves 12 people dead in Ain Sokhna (Suez province) March 21

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Ain Sokhna


A gas tank exploded at a phosphate factory in Ain Sokhna (Suez province) on Thursday, March 21, leaving at least 12 people dead. The cause of the explosion was not immediately reported; police have raised the case to Egypt's public prosecutor for an associated investigation into the incident.


Individuals in Ain Sokhna are advised to monitor developments into the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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