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05 Aug 2019 | 12:00 PM UTC

Egypt: Death toll rises to 19 after car explosion in Cairo August 5 /update 1

Egypt News Alert

Officials confirm at least 19 deaths in car explosion in Cairo August 5; investigation is ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/4/2019, 11:00 PM until 8/7/2019, 10:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Cairo

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Event

The death toll from the car explosion that took place in Cairo on Monday, August 5, has risen to at least 19 people, while 30 other are wounded. The Egyptian Ministry of Interior stated that the explosion was caused by a moving vehicle traveling against traffic, which collided with three other vehicles outside the National Cancer Institute during the early morning hours (local time).

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

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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