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27 Jun 2019 | 07:40 AM UTC

Egypt: Fire breaks out in Attaba’s Al-Khattar market in Cairo June 27

Egypt News Alert

A massive fire breaks out in Al-Khattar market in Cairo June 27; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/26/2019, 11:00 PM until 6/29/2019, 10:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Attaba (Cairo)

Event

A fire reportedly broke out at Al-Khattar market located in the Attaba area in Cairo on the morning (local time) of Thursday, June 27. According to media reports, firefighting operations are ongoing in the area, with firefighters reportedly managing to extinguish the fire. No casualties have been reported. Authorities have closed the adjacent Al-Azhar Street in both directions and a heightened security presence has been reported. Residual traffic disruptions are likely over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Cairo are advised to avoid the area of the fire and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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