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05 Aug 2019 | 01:16 AM UTC

Cairo: Multiple casualties following car explosion in Cairo August 5

Egypt News Alert

Multiple fatalities after car explodes in Cairo on August 5; details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/4/2019, 11:00 PM until 8/5/2019, 10:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Cairo

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Local media outlets report that the Egyptian Ministry of Interior has confirmed that a car exploded in Cairo outside the National Cancer Institute during the early morning (local time) hours of Monday, August 5. At least 17 people are dead and a further 32 are wounded. The Ministry has said the explosion was caused by a car driving against traffic that collided with three other vehicles. Officials also said that the affected areas are being evacuated. Details are still emerging. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Avoid the affected area. 


Individuals in Cairo are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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